Symmetric tensor gauge theories on curved spaces

  title={Symmetric tensor gauge theories on curved spaces},
  author={Kevin Slagle and Abhinav Prem and Michael Pretko},
  journal={Annals of Physics},
Fractons and other subdimensional particles are an exotic class of emergent quasi-particle excitations with severely restricted mobility. A wide class of models featuring these quasi-particles have a natural description in the language of symmetric tensor gauge theories, which feature conservation laws restricting the motion of particles to lower-dimensional sub-spaces, such as lines or points. In this work, we investigate the fate of symmetric tensor gauge theories in the presence of spatial… 

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