Publications in Scientific Journals:

A. Campoleoni, H. Gonzalez, B. Oblak, M. Riegler:
"Rotating Higher Spin Partition Functions and Extended BMS Symmetries";
Journal Of High Energy Physics, 1604 (2016), 34 - 90.

English abstract:
We evaluate one-loop partition functions of higher-spin fields in thermal flat space with angular potentials, this computation is performed in arbitrary space-time dimension, and the result is a simple combination of Poincaré characters. We then focus on dimension three, showing that suitable products of one-loop partition functions coincide with vacuum characters of higher-spin asymptotic symmetry algebras at null infinity. These are extensions of the bms3 algebra that emerges in pure gravity, and we propose a way to build their unitary representations and to compute the associated characters. We also extend our investigations to supergravity and to a class of gauge theories involving higher-spin fermionic fields.

Field Theories in Higher Dimensions | Field Theories in Lower Dimensions | Higher Spin Gravity | Higher Spin Symmetry

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