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FTheory: Twisted Self-Duality and SO(2) Electric-Magnetic Duality for Gravity and Higher Spin Gauge Fields

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Marc Henneaux, University of Brussels
When
25 March 2016 from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Where
201 Osmond Lab
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We provide manifestly duality-symmetric formulations of linearized gravity and higher spin gauge fields.  This requires introducing appropriate prepotentials and leads to a loss of manifest spacetime covariance. The prepotentials intriguingly exhibit higher spin Weyl symmetry for all spins. The analysis is motivated by the study of the conjectured hidden symmetries of gravity (such as E(10)), which have duality built in.

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