Séminaire de Physique ThéoriqueSpinning particle models and higher-spin fields
Olindo Corradini (INFN Bologna)
Thursday 11 March 2010 14:00 - Tours - Salle 1180 (Bât E2)
We describe some recent results on the connection between higher-spin gauge field theories and supersymmetric spinning particle models. We point out the special role that maximally-symmetric target spaces appear to have in SO(N) models and present a derivation of the higher-spin curvatures. We then describe models with SP(2r) symmetry group and show how to use them in the quantization of mixed-symmetry tensors of higher spin.