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Marginal deformations and the Higgs phenomenon in higher spin AdS3 holography ; Roenne, Peter Browne in Journal of High Energy Physics [=JHEP] (2015), 7 Detailed reference viewed: 102 (15 UL)Unitary W-algebras and three-dimensional higher spin gravities with spin one symmetry ; ; et al in Journal of High Energy Physics [=JHEP] (2014) Detailed reference viewed: 104 (3 UL)Higher spin AdS$_3$ holography with extended supersymmetry ; ; Roenne, Peter Browne in Journal of High Energy Physics [=JHEP] (2014), 1410 Detailed reference viewed: 100 (9 UL)2d gauge theories and generalized geometry ; Salnikov, Vladimir ; in Journal of High Energy Physics [=JHEP] (2014) We show that in the context of two-dimensional sigma models minimal coupling of an ordinary rigid symmetry Lie algebra g leads naturally to the appearance of the “generalized tangent bundle” TM ≡ T M ⊕ T ... [more ▼] We show that in the context of two-dimensional sigma models minimal coupling of an ordinary rigid symmetry Lie algebra g leads naturally to the appearance of the “generalized tangent bundle” TM ≡ T M ⊕ T ∗ M by means of composite fields. Gauge transformations of the composite fields follow the Courant bracket, closing upon the choice of a Dirac structure D ⊂ TM (or, more generally, the choide of a “small Dirac-Rinehart sheaf” D), in which the fields as well as the symmetry parameters are to take values. In these new variables, the gauge theory takes the form of a (non-topological) Dirac sigma model, which is applicable in a more general context and proves to be universal in two space-time dimensions: a gauging of g of a standard sigma model with Wess-Zumino term exists, iff there is a prolongation of the rigid symmetry to a Lie algebroid morphism from the action Lie algebroid M × g → M into D → M (or the algebraic analogue of the morphism in the case of D). The gauged sigma model results from a pullback by this morphism from the Dirac sigma model, which proves to be universal in two-spacetime dimensions in this sense. [less ▲] Detailed reference viewed: 79 (1 UL)Extended higher spin holography and Grassmannian models ; ; Roenne, Peter Browne in Journal of High Energy Physics [=JHEP] (2013) Detailed reference viewed: 90 (5 UL)Dirac sigma models from gauging Salnikov, Vladimir ; in Journal of High Energy Physics [=JHEP] (2013) The G/G WZW model results from the WZW-model by a standard procedure of gauging. G/G WZW models are members of Dirac sigma models, which also contain twisted Poisson sigma models as other examples. We ... [more ▼] The G/G WZW model results from the WZW-model by a standard procedure of gauging. G/G WZW models are members of Dirac sigma models, which also contain twisted Poisson sigma models as other examples. We show how the general class of Dirac sigma models can be obtained from a gauging procedure adapted to Lie algebroids in the form of an equivariantly closed extension. The rigid gauge groups are generically infinite dimensional and a standard gauging procedure would give a likewise infinite number of 1-form gauge fields; the proposed construction yields the requested finite number of them. Although physics terminology is used, the presentation is kept accessible also for a mathematical audience. [less ▲] Detailed reference viewed: 62 (0 UL)A minimal BV action for Vasiliev's four-dimensional higher spin gravity ; Colombo, Nicolo ; in Journal of High Energy Physics [=JHEP] (2012) The action principle for Vasiliev's four-dimensional higher-spin gravity proposed recently by two of the authors, is converted into a minimal BV master action using the AKSZ procedure, which amounts to ... [more ▼] The action principle for Vasiliev's four-dimensional higher-spin gravity proposed recently by two of the authors, is converted into a minimal BV master action using the AKSZ procedure, which amounts to replacing the classical differential forms by vectorial superfields of fixed total degree given by the sum of form degree and ghost number. The nilpotency of the BRST operator is achieved by imposing boundary conditions and choosing appropriate gauge transitions between charts leading to a globally-defined formulation based on a principal bundle. [less ▲] Detailed reference viewed: 100 (1 UL)The perturbative partition function of supersymmetric 5D Yang-Mills theory with matter on the five-sphere ; Qiu, Jian ; in Journal of High Energy Physics [=JHEP] (2012), 157 Based on the construction by Hosomichi, Seong and Terashima we consider N=1 supersymmetric 5D Yang-Mills theory with matter on a five-sphere with radius r. This theory can be thought of as a deformation ... [more ▼] Based on the construction by Hosomichi, Seong and Terashima we consider N=1 supersymmetric 5D Yang-Mills theory with matter on a five-sphere with radius r. This theory can be thought of as a deformation of the theory in flat space with deformation parameter r and this deformation preserves 8 supercharges. We calculate the full perturbative partition function as a function of r/g^2, where g is the Yang-Mills coupling, and the answer is given in terms of a matrix model. We perform the calculation using localization techniques. We also argue that in the large N-limit of this deformed 5D Yang-Mills theory this matrix model provides the leading contribution to the partition function and the rest is exponentially suppressed. [less ▲] Detailed reference viewed: 80 (1 UL)Twistor space observables and quasi-amplitudes in 4D higher spin gravity Colombo, Nicolo ; in Journal of High Energy Physics [=JHEP] (2010) Vasiliev equations facilitate globally defined formulations of higher-spin gravity in various correspondence spaces associated with different phases of the theory. In the four-dimensional case this ... [more ▼] Vasiliev equations facilitate globally defined formulations of higher-spin gravity in various correspondence spaces associated with different phases of the theory. In the four-dimensional case this induces a map from a generally covariant formulation in spacetime with higher-derivative interactions to a formulation in terms of a deformed symplectic structure on a noncommutative doubled twistor space, sending spacetime boundary conditions to various sectors of an associative star-product algebra. We look at observables given by integrals over twistor space defining composite zero-forms in spacetime that do not break any local symmetries and that are closed on shell. They can be evaluated locally in spacetime and interpreted as building blocks for dual amplitudes. To regularize potential twistor-space divergencies arising in their curvature expansion, we propose a closed-contour prescription that respects associativity and hence higher-spin gauge symmetry. As a sample calculation, we examine next-to-leading corrections to quasi-amplitudes for twistor-space plane waves, and find cancellations that we interpret using transgression properties in twistor space. [less ▲] Detailed reference viewed: 81 (3 UL) |
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