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Silvermo, J. (2017) *Superconformal Higher Spin Theory in Three Dimensions*. Göteborg : Chalmers University of Technology

** BibTeX **

@mastersthesis{

Silvermo2017,

author={Silvermo, Johan},

title={Superconformal Higher Spin Theory in Three Dimensions},

abstract={This thesis aims at constructing a superconformal higher spin theory in three spacetime
dimensions. Such theories are of great interest, for instance, since they are believed to appear
in the tensionless limit of string theory. They can also directly be related to theories
of quantum gravity expressed as string and M-theories on AdS spaces, via the AdS/CFT
correspondence. The construction of the superconformal higher spin theory employed in
this thesis relies heavily on both the Cartan formalism of supergravity and gauge theory.
After these have been introduced, both the conformal and superconformal algebras are
constructed. These are then quantized in a way that enables a convenient extension to
their respective higher spin version. The corresponding superconformal higher spin theory
can either be formulated as a Chern-Simons gauge theory, or as a higher spin theory
expressed in the unfolded formalism. By utilizing this, the field equations of the theory
are derived using the equation of motion from respective approach, the zero field strength
equation and the unfolded equation. By studying the consistent spin 2 truncation of the
theory, the first steps towards a deeper understanding of the relation between the two
approaches are taken. Finally, it is discussed how the constructed superconformal higher
spin theory might also lead to new insights regarding the AdS/CFT correspondence and
how this, in turn, can be used to obtain results in string and M-theory.},

publisher={Institutionen för fysik (Chalmers), Chalmers tekniska högskola},

place={Göteborg},

year={2017},

keywords={Conforma field theory, Chern-Simons theory, Higher spin theory, AdS/CFT},

note={105},

}

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RT Generic

SR Electronic

ID 250407

A1 Silvermo, Johan

T1 Superconformal Higher Spin Theory in Three Dimensions

YR 2017

AB This thesis aims at constructing a superconformal higher spin theory in three spacetime
dimensions. Such theories are of great interest, for instance, since they are believed to appear
in the tensionless limit of string theory. They can also directly be related to theories
of quantum gravity expressed as string and M-theories on AdS spaces, via the AdS/CFT
correspondence. The construction of the superconformal higher spin theory employed in
this thesis relies heavily on both the Cartan formalism of supergravity and gauge theory.
After these have been introduced, both the conformal and superconformal algebras are
constructed. These are then quantized in a way that enables a convenient extension to
their respective higher spin version. The corresponding superconformal higher spin theory
can either be formulated as a Chern-Simons gauge theory, or as a higher spin theory
expressed in the unfolded formalism. By utilizing this, the field equations of the theory
are derived using the equation of motion from respective approach, the zero field strength
equation and the unfolded equation. By studying the consistent spin 2 truncation of the
theory, the first steps towards a deeper understanding of the relation between the two
approaches are taken. Finally, it is discussed how the constructed superconformal higher
spin theory might also lead to new insights regarding the AdS/CFT correspondence and
how this, in turn, can be used to obtain results in string and M-theory.

PB Institutionen för fysik (Chalmers), Chalmers tekniska högskola,

LA eng

LK http://publications.lib.chalmers.se/records/fulltext/250407/250407.pdf

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