AdS Twistors for Higher Spin Theory
Paper i proceeding, 2004

We construct spectra of supersymmetric higher spin theories in D = 4, 5 and 7 from twistors describing massless (super-)particles on AdS spaces. A massless twistor transform is derived in a geometric way from classical kinematics. Relaxing the spin-shell constraints on twistor space gives an infinite tower of massless states of a "higher spin particle", generalizing previous work of Bandos et al.. This can generically be done in a number of ways, each defining the states of a distinct higher spin theory, and the method provides a systematic way of finding these. We reproduce known results in D = 4, minimal supersymmetric 5- and 7-dimensional models, as well as supersymmetrisations of Vasiliev's Sp-models as special cases. In the latter models a dimensional enhancement takes place, meaning that the theory lives on a space of higher dimension than the original AdS space, and becomes a theory of doubletons. This talk was presented at the XIX-th Max Born Symposium "Fundamental Interactions and Twistor-Like Methods", September 2004, in Wrocław, Poland.


Martin Cederwall

Chalmers, Institutionen för teoretisk fysik och mekanik, Matematisk fysik

AIP Conference Proceedings

0094-243X (ISSN) 1551-7616 (eISSN)

Vol. 767 96-105
978-073540252-2 (ISBN)







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