# Aspects of Higher Spin Theories, Conformal Field Theories and Holography

@article{Raju2017AspectsOH, title={Aspects of Higher Spin Theories, Conformal Field Theories and Holography}, author={Avinash Raju}, journal={arXiv: High Energy Physics - Theory}, year={2017} }

This dissertation consists of three parts. The first part of the thesis is devoted to the study of gravity and higher spin gauge theories in 2+1 dimensions. The first part deals with cosmological solutions of spin-3 gravity and their thermodynamics, flat space limit of AdS$_3$ gravity and higher spins using Grassmann approach and chiral higher spin solutions with the most general AdS$_3$ boundary condition. The second part is devoted to the problem of Neumann boundary condition in Einstein's…

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