14.11.2018 (Wednesday)

Type-B Formal Higher Spin Gravity

Regular Seminar Maxim Grigoriev (Lebedev Institute of Physics)

14:00 IC
room H503

We propose non-linear formally consistent equations of motion for the Type-B Higher Spin Gravity that is dual to the free fermion or to the Gross-Neveu model, depending on the boundary conditions. The equations are directly obtained from the first principles: the gauge invariance of the CFT partition function on an arbitrary background. We show that the system has a vacuum solution describing general higher-spin flat backgrounds and demonstrate that the respective linearized system describes propagation of higher-spin fields over such backgrounds, reproducing all the structures that are known to determine nonlinear higher-spin equations.