We review the construction of free gauge theories for gauge fields in arbitrary representations of the Lorentz group in D dimensions. We describe the multi-form calculus which gives the natural geometric framework for these theories. We also discuss duality transformations that give different field theory representations of the same physical degrees of freedom, and discuss the example of gravity in D dimensions and its dual realisations in detail.

Higher spin fields and duality

FRANCIA, DARIO;
2005

Abstract

We review the construction of free gauge theories for gauge fields in arbitrary representations of the Lorentz group in D dimensions. We describe the multi-form calculus which gives the natural geometric framework for these theories. We also discuss duality transformations that give different field theory representations of the same physical degrees of freedom, and discuss the example of gravity in D dimensions and its dual realisations in detail.
1st Solvay Workshop on Higher Spin Gauge Theories
Higher Spin Gauge Theories
http://www.ulb.ac.be/sciences/ptm/pmif/Solvay1proc.pdf
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