We analyze the constraints imposed by gauge invariance on higher-order interactions between massless bosonic fields in three-dimensional higher-spin gravities. Focusing on the transverse-traceless part, we show that vertices of quartic and higher order that are independent of the cubic ones can only involve scalars and Maxwell fields. As a consequence, the full nonlinear interactions of massless higher-spin fields are completely fixed by the cubic vertex.

Vertex Constraints in 3D Higher Spin Theories

Mkrtchyan K.
2019

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We analyze the constraints imposed by gauge invariance on higher-order interactions between massless bosonic fields in three-dimensional higher-spin gravities. Focusing on the transverse-traceless part, we show that vertices of quartic and higher order that are independent of the cubic ones can only involve scalars and Maxwell fields. As a consequence, the full nonlinear interactions of massless higher-spin fields are completely fixed by the cubic vertex.
2019
Settore FIS/02 - Fisica Teorica, Modelli e Metodi Matematici
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