Quartet unconstrained formulation for massive higher spin fields

I. L. Buchbinder, A. V. Galajinsky

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We generalize the unconstrained description of free massless higher spin fields previously developed in [Nucl. Phys. B 779 (2007) 155] to the case of free massive higher spin fields in a flat space of arbitrary dimension. The Lagrangian is given in an easy-to-handle form for an arbitrary value of spin. It is local, free from higher derivative terms, and involves a minimal number of auxiliary fields needed for an unconstrained gauge invariant description of a free massive higher spin field in arbitrary dimension.

Original languageEnglish
Article number081
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2008


  • Field theories in higher dimensions
  • Gauge symmetry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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