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  reference for higher spin - not gravitational nor stringy

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Other than the papers of Berends, Burgers and van Dam, are there any papers that study the general case of deforming a free field theory with higher spin fields to be interactive?

This post imported from StackExchange MathOverflow at 2015-02-06 22:38 (UTC), posted by SE-user Jim Stasheff
asked Jan 28, 2015 in Resources and References by Jim Stasheff (60 points) [ no revision ]
retagged Feb 6, 2015

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I would say that the only deformation that is known to work to all orders is the one proposed by Vasiliev,


which studies the problem to the first nontrivial order and there are Vasiliev equations that solve the problem to all orders. Other papers contain some partial results that do not give rise to a consistent theory at all orders.

answered Feb 28, 2015 by JohnS (180 points) [ revision history ]
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Aspects of Higher-Spin Theory with Fermions, Gustavo Lucena Gómez (2014).

This post imported from StackExchange MathOverflow at 2015-02-06 22:38 (UTC), posted by SE-user Carlo Beenakker
answered Feb 6, 2015 by Carlo Beenakker (180 points) [ no revision ]

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