# Higher spin gravitational couplings: Ghosts in the Yang-Mills detour complex

@article{Gover2006HigherSG, title={Higher spin gravitational couplings: Ghosts in the Yang-Mills detour complex}, author={A. Rod Gover and K. E. Hallowell and Andrew Waldron}, journal={Physical Review D}, year={2006}, volume={75}, pages={024032} }

Gravitational interactions of higher spin fields are generically plagued by inconsistencies. There exists however, a simple framework that couples higher spins to a broad class of gravitational backgrounds (including Ricci flat and Einstein) consistently at the classical level. The model is the simplest example of a Yang-Mills detour complex and has broad mathematical applications, especially to conformal geometry. Even the simplest version of the theory, which couples gravitons, vectors and…

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