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Fermionic continuous spin field propagating in (A)dS space-time is studied. Gauge invariant Lagrangian formulation for such fermionic field is developed. Lagrangian of the fermionic continuous spin field is constructed in terms of triple gamma-traceless tensor-spinor Dirac fields, while gauge symmetries are realized by using gamma-traceless gauge transformation parameters. Read More

Totally symmetric arbitrary spin conformal field propagating in flat space of dimension greater than or equal to four are studied. For such fields, we develop ordinary-derivative light-cone gauge formulation. We derive explicit form of restrictions imposed by conformal algebra kinematical symmetries on interaction vertices. Read More

Totally symmetric continuous spin field propagating in (A)dS is studied. Lagrangian gauge invariant formulation for such field is developed. Lagrangian of continuous spin field is constructed in terms of double traceless tensor fields, while gauge transformations are constructed in terms of traceless gauge transformation parameters. Read More

In the framework of metric-like approach, totally symmetric arbitrary spin bosonic conformal fields propagating in flat space-time are studied. Depending on the values of conformal dimension, spin, and dimension of space-time, we classify all conformal field as long, partial-short, short, and special conformal fields. An ordinary-derivative (second-derivative) Lagrangian formulation for such conformal fields is obtained. Read More

Using the BRST--BV approach, we consider totally symmetric arbitrary integer spin conformal fields propagating in flat space. For such fields, we obtain the ordinary-derivative BRST--BV Lagrangian that is invariant under gauge transformations. In our approach, the ordinary-derivative Lagrangian and gauge transformations are constructed in terms of the respective traceless gauge fields and traceless gauge transformation parameters. Read More

Using BRST-BV formulation of relativistic dynamics, arbitrary spin massless and massive field propagating in flat space and arbitrary spin massless fields propagating in AdS space are considered. For such fields, BRST-BV Lagrangians invariant under gauge transformations are obtained. The Lagrangians and gauge transformations are built in terms of traceless gauge fields and traceless gauge transformation parameters. Read More

Light-cone gauge formulation of fields in AdS space and conformal field theory in flat space adapted for the study of AdS/CFT correspondence is developed. Arbitrary spin mixed-symmetry fields in AdS space and arbitrary spin mixed-symmetry currents, shadows, and conformal fields in flat space are considered on an equal footing. For the massless and massive fields in AdS and the conformal fields in flat space, simple light-cone gauge actions leading to decoupled equations of motion are found. Read More

Mixed-symmetry arbitrary spin massive, massless, and self-dual massive fields in AdS(5) are studied. Light-cone gauge actions for such fields leading to decoupled equations of motion are constructed. Light-cone gauge formulation of mixed-symmetry anomalous conformal currents and shadows in 4d flat space is also developed. Read More

Totally symmetric arbitrary spin massless and massive fields in AdS space are studied. For such fields, we obtain Lagrangians which are invariant under global BRST transformations. The Lagrangians are used for computation of partition functions and effective actions. Read More

Totally symmetric arbitrary spin conformal fields in (A)dS space of even dimension greater than or equal to four are studied. Ordinary-derivative and gauge invariant Lagrangian formulation for such fields is obtained. Gauge symmetries are realized by using auxiliary fields and Stueckelberg fields. Read More

Totally symmetric arbitrary spin fields in AdS space, conformal fields, conformal currents, and shadow fields in flat space are studied. Light-cone formulation for such fields, currents, and shadows is obtained. Use of the Poincare parametrization of AdS space allows us to treat fields in flat and AdS spaces on equal footing. Read More

Fermionic totally symmetric arbitrary spin massless fields in AdS space of dimension greater than or equal to four are studied. Using Poincar\'e parametrization of AdS space, CFT adapted gauge invariant formulation for such fields is developed. We demonstrate that the curvature and radial coordinate contributions to Lagrangian and gauge transformation of the AdS fields can be expressed in terms of ladder operators. Read More

Conformal totally symmetric arbitrary spin fermionic fields in flat space-time of even dimension greater than or equal to four are studied. First-derivative formulation involving Fang-Fronsdal kinetic operator for such fields is developed. Gauge invariant Lagrangian and the corresponding gauge transformations are obtained. Read More

Using BRST-BV formulation of relativistic dynamics, we study arbitrary spin massive and massless fields propagating in flat space. Generating functions of gauge invariant off-shell cubic interaction vertices for mixed-symmetry and totally symmetric fields are obtained. For the case of totally symmetric fields, we derive restrictions on the allowed values of spins and the number of derivatives, which provide a classification of cubic interaction vertices for such fields. Read More

Totally symmetric arbitrary spin massless and massive free fields in flat and AdS spaces and conformal fields in flat space are studied. Extended gauge invariant hamiltonian action for such fields is obtained. The action is constructed out of phase space fields and Lagrange multipliers which are free of algebraic constraints. Read More

In the framework of gauge invariant approach involving Stueckelberg and auxiliary fields, totally symmetric arbitrary spin anomalous conformal current and shadow field in flat space-time of dimension greater than or equal to four are studied. Gauge invariant differential constraints for such anomalous conformal current and shadow field and realization of global conformal symmetries are obtained. Gauge invariant two-point vertex of the arbitrary spin anomalous shadow field is also obtained. Read More

In the framework of ordinary-derivative approach, conformal gravity in space-time of dimension six is studied. The field content, in addition to conformal graviton field, includes two auxiliary rank-2 symmetric tensor fields, two Stueckelberg vector fields and one Stueckelberg scalar field. Gauge invariant Lagrangian with conventional kinetic terms and the corresponding gauge transformations are obtained. Read More

Conformal low-spin anomalous currents and shadow fields in flat space-time of dimension greater than or equal to four are studied. Gauge invariant formulation for such currents and shadow fields is developed. Gauge symmetries are realized by involving Stueckelberg and auxiliary fields. Read More

In the framework of gauge invariant Stueckelberg approach, totally symmetric arbitrary spin shadow fields in flat space-time of dimension greater than or equal to four are studied. Gauge invariant two-point vertices for such shadow fields are obtained. We demonstrate that, in Stueckelberg gauge frame, these gauge invariant vertices become the standard two-point vertices of CFT. Read More

Using Poincare parametrization of AdS space, we study massive totally symmetric arbitrary spin fields in AdS space of dimension greater than or equal to four. CFT adapted gauge invariant formulation for such fields is developed. Gauge symmetries are realized by using Stueckelberg formulation of massive fields. Read More

Conformal self-dual fields in flat space-time of even dimension greater than or equal to four are studied. Ordinary-derivative formulation of such fields is developed. Gauge invariant Lagrangian with conventional kinetic terms and corresponding gauge transformations are obtained. Read More

Using Poincare parametrization of AdS space, we study totally symmetric arbitrary spin massless fields in AdS space of dimension greater than or equal to four. CFT adapted gauge invariant formulation for such fields is developed. Gauge symmetries are realized similarly to the ones of Stueckelberg formulation of massive fields. Read More

Conformal totally symmetric arbitrary spin currents and shadow fields in flat space-time of dimension greater than or equal to four are studied. Gauge invariant formulation for such currents and shadow fields is developed. Gauge symmetries are realized by involving the Stueckelberg fields. Read More

Using the light-cone gauge approach to relativistic field dynamics, we study arbitrary spin fermionic and bosonic fields propagating in flat space of dimension greater than or equal to four. Generating functions of parity invariant cubic interaction vertices for totally symmetric and mixed-symmetry massive and massless fields are obtained. For the case of totally symmetric fields, we derive restrictions on the allowed values of spins and the number of derivatives. Read More

Conformal totally symmetric arbitrary spin bosonic fields in flat space-time of even dimension greater than or equal to four are studied. Second-derivative (ordinary-derivative) formulation for such fields is developed. We obtain gauge invariant Lagrangian and the corresponding gauge transformations. Read More

Conformal fields in flat space-time of even dimension greater than or equal to four are studied. Second-derivative formulation for spin 0,1,2 conformal bosonic fields and first-derivative formulation for spin 1/2,3/2 conformal fermionic fields are developed. For the spin 1,3/2,2 conformal fields, we obtain gauge invariant Lagrangians and the corresponding gauge transformations. Read More

Using on-shell gauge invariant formulation of relativistic dynamics we study interaction vertices for a massive spin 5/2 Dirac field propagating in (A)dS space of dimension greater than or equal to four. Gravitational interaction vertex for the massive spin 5/2 field and all cubic vertices for the massive spin 5/2 field and massless spin 2 field with two and three derivatives are obtained. In dimension greater that four, we demonstrate that the gravitational vertex of the massive spin 5/2 field involves, in addition to the standard minimal gravitational vertex, contributions with two and three derivatives. Read More

Massive arbitrary spin totally symmetric free fermionic fields propagating in d-dimensional (Anti)-de Sitter space-time are investigated. Gauge invariant action and the corresponding gauge transformations for such fields are proposed. The results are formulated in terms of various mass parameters used in the literature as well as the lowest eigenvalues of the energy operator. Read More

Using the light-cone formulation of relativistic dynamics, we develop various methods for constructing cubic interaction vertices and apply these methods to the study of higher spin fields propagating in flat space of dimension greater than or equal to four. Generating functions of parity invariant cubic interaction vertices for massive and massless higher spin fields of arbitrary symmetry are obtained. We derive restrictions on the allowed values of spins and the number of derivatives, which provide a classification of cubic interaction vertices for totally symmetric fields. Read More

Light-cone formulation of conformal field theory in space-time of arbitrary dimension is developed. Conformal fundamental and shadow fields with arbitrary conformal dimension and arbitrary spin are studied. Representation of conformal algebra generators on space of conformal fundamental and shadow fields in terms of spin operators which enter in light-cone gauge formulation of field dynamics in AdS space is found. Read More

Free mixed-symmetry arbitrary spin massive bosonic and fermionic fields propagating in AdS(5) are investigated. Using the light-cone formulation of relativistic dynamics we study bosonic and fermionic fields on an equal footing. Light-cone gauge actions for such fields are constructed. Read More

Light-cone gauge manifestly supersymmetric formulation of eleven dimensional supergravity is developed. The formulation is given entirely in terms of light cone scalar superfield, allowing us to treat all component fields on an equal footing. All higher derivative on mass shell manifestly supersymmetric 4-point functions invariant with respect to linear supersymmetry transformations and corresponding (in gravitational bosonic sector) to terms constructed from four Riemann tensors and derivatives are found. Read More

Free totally symmetric arbitrary spin massive bosonic and fermionic fields propagating in AdS(d) are investigated. Using the light cone formulation of relativistic dynamics we study bosonic and fermionic fields on an equal footing. Light-cone gauge actions for such fields are constructed. Read More

The superfield light cone gauge formulation of $\cN =4$ SYM in plane wave background is developed. We find a realization of superconformal symmetries in terms of a light cone superfield. An oscillator realization of superconformal symmetries is also obtained. Read More

The explicit (all-order in fermions) form of the kappa-symmetric $D3$ brane probe action was previously found in the two maximally supersymmetric type IIB vacua: flat space and $AdS_5 \times S^5$. Here we present the form of the action in the third maximally supersymmetric type IIB background: gravitational plane wave supported by constant null 5-form strength. We study $D3$ brane action in both covariant and light cone kappa symmetry gauges. Read More

We describe in detail the solution of type IIB superstring theory in the maximally supersymmetric plane-wave background with constant null Ramond-Ramond 5-form field strength. The corresponding light-cone Green-Schwarz action found in hep-th/0112044 is quadratic in both bosonic and fermionic coordinates. We find the spectrum of the light-cone Hamiltonian and the string representation of the supersymmetry algebra. Read More

Free arbitrary spin massless and self-dual massive fields propagating in $AdS_5$ are investigated. We study totally symmetric and mixed symmetry fields on an equal footing. Light-cone gauge action for such fields is constructed. Read More

We construct the covariant $\kappa$-symmetric superstring action for type $IIB$ superstring on plane wave space supported by Ramond-Ramond background. The action is defined as a 2d sigma-model on the coset superspace. We fix the fermionic and bosonic light-cone gauges in the covariant Green-Schwarz superstring action and find the light-cone string Lagrangian and the Hamiltonian. Read More

Massive arbitrary spin fields in AdS(3) spacetime are discussed in a framework of light-cone gauge formulation. We also consider compactification of AdS spacetime on manifold which is warped product of AdS space and sphere. Mass spectra of massless and massive fields upon such compactification are found. Read More

We discuss manifestly SL(2,C)x SU(4) and kappa invariant superstring action in AdS(5) x S(5) background in the framework of Green-Schwarz formulation. The action is formulated in terms of 16 Poincare fermionic coordinates which through AdS/CFT correspondence should represent N=4 SYM superspace and 16 superconformal fermionic coordinates. The action is also manifestly invariant with respect to the usual N=4 Poincare superalgebra transformations. Read More

We discuss superparticle and superstring dynamics in AdS_3 x S^3 supported by R-R 3-form background using light-cone gauge approach. Starting with the superalgebra psu(1,1|2) + psu(1,1|2) representing the basic symmetry of this background we find the light-cone superparticle Hamiltonian. We determine the harmonic decomposition of light-cone superfield describing fluctuations of type IIB supergravity fields expanded near AdS_3 x S^3 background and compute the corresponding Kaluza-Klein spectrum. Read More

Light-cone approach to field dynamics in AdS space-time is discussed. Read More

Manifestly supersymmetric formulation of eleven dimensional supergravity in the framework of light-cone approach is discussed. Read More

We consider fixing the bosonic light-cone gauge for string in AdS in the phase space framework, i.e. by choosing $x^+ = \tau$, and by choosing $\sigma$ so that $P^+$ is distributed uniformly (its density is independent of $\sigma$). Read More

As part of program to quantize superstrings in AdS_5 x S^5 background in light cone approach we find the explicit form of the corresponding Green-Schwarz action in fermionic light-cone kappa-symmetry gauge. The resulting action is quadratic and quartic in fermions. In the flat space limit it reduces to the standard light-cone Green-Schwarz action, and also has the correct superparticle limit. Read More

Massless fields of generic Young symmetry type in $AdS_d$ space are analyzed. It is demonstrated that in contrast to massless fields in Minkowski space whose physical degrees of freedom transform in irreps of $o(d-2)$ algebra, $AdS$ massless mixed symmetry fields reduce to a number of irreps of $o(d-2)$ algebra. From the field theory perspective this means that not every massless field in flat space admits a deformation to $AdS_d$ with the same number of degrees of freedom, because it is impossible to keep all of the flat space gauge symmetries unbroken in the AdS space. Read More

Light-cone gauge manifestly supersymmetric formulation of type IIB 10-dimensional supergravity in $AdS_5 \times S^5$ background is discussed. The formulation is given entirely in terms of light-cone scalar superfield, allowing us to treat all component fields on an equal footing. Discrete energy spectrum of field propagating in AdS space is explained within the framework of light-cone approach. Read More

Light cone form of field dynamics in anti-de Sitter spacetime is described. We also present light cone reformulation of the boundary conformal field theory representations. AdS/CFT correspondence between the bulk fields and the boundary operators is discussed. Read More

Light cone gauge manifestly supersymmetric formulations of type IIB 10-dimensional supergravity in $AdS_5 \times S^5$ background and related boundary conformal field theory representations are developed. A precise correspondence between the bulk fields of IIB supergravity and the boundary operators is established. The formulations are given entirely in terms of light cone scalar superfields, allowing us to treat all component fields on an equal footing. Read More

Light-cone form of field dynamics in anti-de Sitter space-time is developed. Using field theoretic and group theoretic approaches the light-cone representation for generators of anti-de Sitter algebra acting as differential operators on bulk fields is found. We also present light-cone reformulation of the boundary conformal field theory representations. Read More