Rotating higher spin partition functions and extended BMS symmetries

A. Campoleoni, H. A. Gonzalez, B. Oblak, M. Riegler

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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.

Idioma originalInglés
Número de artículo34
PublicaciónJournal of High Energy Physics
EstadoPublicada - 1 abr. 2016
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