Carlo Iazeolla

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We construct an infinite-dimensional space of solutions to Vasiliev's equations in four dimensions that are asymptotic to AdS spacetime and superpose massless scalar particle modes over static higher spin black holes. Each solution is obtained by a large gauge transformation of an all-order perturbatively defined particular solution given in a simple gauge, in which the spacetime connection vanishes, the twistor space connection is holomorphic, and all local degrees of freedom are encoded into the residual twistor space dependence of the spacetime zero-forms. The latter are expanded over two dual spaces of Fock space operators, corresponding to scalar particle and static black hole modes, equipped with positive definite sesquilinear and bilinear forms, respectively. Read More

We construct simple solutions of three-dimensional higher spin gravity interacting with matter in which only the scalar and spin-two fields are excited. They preserve Lorentz symmetry and are similar to the four-dimensional solutions constructed by Sezgin and Sundell, with the difference that the additional twisted sectors of the three-dimensional theory are excited. Furthermore, the three-dimensional system contains an extra parameter $\lambda$ which allows us to vary the mass of the scalar. Read More

We review some aspects of biaxially symmetric solutions to Vasiliev's equations in four dimensional spacetime with negative cosmological constant. The solutions, which activate bosonic fields of all spins, are constructed using gauge functions, projectors and deformed oscillators. The deformation parameters, which are formally gauge invariant, are related to generalized electric and magnetic charges in asymptotic weak-field regions. Read More

We describe quantum theories for massless (p,q)-forms living on Kaehler spaces. In particular we consider four different types of quantum theories: two types involve gauge symmetries and two types are simpler theories without gauge invariances. The latter can be seen as building blocks of the former. Read More

We provide Vasiliev's four-dimensional bosonic higher-spin gravities with six families of exact solutions admitting two commuting Killing vectors. Each family contains a subset of generalized Petrov Type-D solutions in which one of the two so(2) symmetries enhances to either so(3) or so(2,1). In particular, the spherically symmetric solutions are static and we expect one of them to be gauge-equivalent to the extremal Didenko-Vasiliev solution given in arXiv:0906. Read More

Following the general formalism presented in arXiv:0812.3615 -- referred to as Paper I -- we derive the unfolded equations of motion for tensor fields of arbitrary shape and mass in constantly curved backgrounds by radial reduction of Skvortsov's equations in one higher dimension. The complete unfolded system is embedded into a single master field, valued in a tensorial Schur module realized equivalently via either bosonic (symmetric basis) or fermionic (anti-symmetric basis) vector oscillators. Read More

We present some generalities of unfolded on-shell dynamics that are useful in analysing the BMV conjecture for mixed-symmetry fields in constantly curved backgrounds. In particular we classify the Lorentz-covariant Harish-Chandra modules generated from primary Weyl tensors of arbitrary mass and shape, and in backgrounds with general values of the cosmological constant. We also discuss the unfolded notion of local degrees of freedom in theories with and without gravity and with and without massive deformation parameters, using the language of Weyl zero-form modules and their duals. Read More

This Thesis reviews Vasiliev's approach to Higher-Spin Gauge Theory and contains some original results concerning new exact solutions of the Vasiliev equations and the representation theory of the higher-spin algebra. The review part covers the various formulations of the free theory as well as Vasiliev's full nonlinear equations, in particular focusing on their algebraic structure and on their properties in various space-time signatures. Then, the original results are presented. Read More

In Vasiliev's unfolded formulation of higher-spin dynamics the standard fields are embedded on-shell into covariantly constant master fields valued in Lorentz-covariant slices of the star-product algebra A of functions on the singleton phase space. Correspondingly, the harmonic expansion is taken over compact slices of A that are unitarizable in a rescaled trace-norm rather than the standard Killing norm. Motivated by the higher-derivative nature of the theory, we examine indecomposable unitarizable Harish-Chandra modules consisting of standard massless particles plus linearized runaway solutions. Read More

We formulate four dimensional higher spin gauge theories in spacetimes with signature (4-p,p) and nonvanishing cosmological constant. Among them are chiral models in Euclidean (4,0) and Kleinian (2,2) signature involving half-flat gauge fields. Apart from the maximally symmetric solutions, including de Sitter spacetime, we find: (a) SO(4-p,p) invariant deformations, depending on a continuous and infinitely many discrete parameters, including a degenerate metric of rank one; (b) non-maximally symmetric solutions with vanishing Weyl tensors and higher spin gauge fields, that differ from the maximally symmetric solutions in the auxiliary field sector; and (c) solutions of the chiral models furnishing higher spin generalizations of Type D gravitational instantons, with an infinite tower of Weyl tensors proportional to totally symmetric products of two principal spinors. Read More

This manuscript describes in some detail the basic features of higher-spin gauge fields. After presenting some introductory material, I turn to the different formulations available at the free level and finally end with a discussion of the Vasiliev equations in four dimensions based on spinor oscillators. From the Laurea Thesis defended at the University of Rome "Tor Vergata" on July 2004 (in Italian) . Read More