4-11 July 2012
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Australia/Melbourne timezone
ICHEP2012 - 36th International Conference for High Energy Physics

Higher Spins and Strings

5 Jul 2012, 14:20
20m
Room 218 (Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre)

Room 218

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Melbourne Australia
Parallel Sessions Track 12. Formal Theory Developments TR 12 - Formal Theory Development & TR 1 - The Standard Model

Speaker

Dr Dario Francia (Centro E. Fermi and Scuola Normale Superiore (IT))

Description

The formulation of consistent theories involving particles with arbitrary spin represents an old open theoretical challenge. In the massless case the corresponding gauge theories provide far-reaching generalisations of Yang-Mills theory and General Relativity, while massive higher-spin states are known to represent essential ingredients of the spectrum of String Theory. I will describe the basics of higher-spin constructions in flat and (Anti-) de Sitter backgrounds and review some recent progress on the subject, aiming to better frame the question of how to provide a bridge between the massless regime and its possible broken phases.

Primary author

Dr Dario Francia (Centro E. Fermi and Scuola Normale Superiore (IT))

Presentation materials