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(13.11.) Overview of Higher-Spin Symmetries/Theories

Evgeny Skvortsov (AEI Potsdam)

13.11.2014 at 16:15 

I will cover several topics on Higher-spin theories, starting with the introduction and historical remarks. Then proceed to interaction vertices, which naturally leads to the notion of higher-spin symmetries as maximal symmetries. I will discuss the ways higher-spin symmetries appear in AdS and CFT's. Next, I will try to give an idea of the Vasiliev formulation of higher-spin theories. Lastly, I will review recent results on higher-spin theories and AdS/CFT, the status of Klebanov-Polyakov conjecture.

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