Conference talk Daniel Grumiller

Speaker: 
Daniel Grumiller
Affiliation: 
Technische Universität Wien
Title: 
Flat space higher spin gravity
Abstract: 

In flat space the possible spins of interacting fundamental particles are highly constrained by consistency requirements. In fact, various no-go results forbid non-trivial (massless) higher spin theories in 4- or higher-dimensional flat space. Interestingly, in three dimensions these no-go results can be circumvented. I review the first example of a non-trivial higher spin theory in 3-dimensional flat space and discuss recent progress (unitarity, chemical potentials and phase transitions).

Date: 
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 14:00 - 14:45