Duality-invariant conformal higher-spin models

Sergei Kuzenko (UWA, Perth)

Sep 01. 2021, 09:30 — 10:30

This talk will provide a pedagogical review of the recent works arXiv:2106.07173 and arXiv:2107.02001. Specifically, we will describe the general formalism of duality rotations for bosonic conformal spin-s gauge fields, with s>1, in a conformally flat four-dimensional spacetime. For each integer spin s>1 we will demonstrate the existence of families of conformal U(1) duality-invariant models, including a generalisation of the so called ModMax Electrodynamics (s=1).

Further Information
ESI Boltzmann Lecture Hall
Associated Event:
Geometry for Higher Spin Gravity: Conformal Structures, PDEs, and Q-manifolds (Thematic Programme)
Xavier Bekaert (U of Tours)
Andreas Cap (U of Vienna)
Stefan Fredenhagen (U of Vienna)
Maxim Grigoriev (U of Mons)
Alexei Kotov (U Hradec Králové)