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FTheory: Aspects of Higher Spin Symmetries in Higher Dimensions

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Karan Govil, Penn State
When
10 October 2014 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Where
320 Whitmore Lab
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The algebras of higher spin symmetries in conformal field theories in four and six dimensions are not unique and have a richer structure due to the existence of infinite short multiplets besides the usual scalar and spinor. We will focus on recent results that show there exists a one parameter family (continuous of d=4 and discrete for d=6) of higher spin algebras and superalgebras, and give an explicit unitary representation for these algebras using quasiconformal methods. We will also discuss the implications of these results for the AdS5/CFT4 and AdS7/CFT6 higher spin holography.

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