Inconsistencies of Massive Charged Gravitating Higher Spins


We examine the causality and degrees of freedom (DoF) problems encountered by charged, gravitating, massive higher spin fields. For spin s=3/2, making the metric dynamical yields improved causality bounds. These involve only the mass, the product eMP of the charge and Planck mass and the cosmological constant Λ. The bounds are themselves related to a gauge… (More)


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@inproceedings{Deser2002InconsistenciesOM, title={Inconsistencies of Massive Charged Gravitating Higher Spins}, author={Stanley Deser}, year={2002} }