Three-dimensional spin-3 theories based on general kinematical algebras

  title={Three-dimensional spin-3 theories based on general kinematical algebras},
  author={Eric Bergshoeff and Daniel Grumiller and Stefan Prohazka and Jan Rosseel},
  journal={Journal of High Energy Physics},
A bstractWe initiate the study of non- and ultra-relativistic higher spin theories. For sake of simplicity we focus on the spin-3 case in three dimensions. We classify all kinematical algebras that can be obtained by all possible Inönü-Wigner contraction procedures of the kinematical algebra of spin-3 theory in three dimensional (anti-) de Sitter space-time. We demonstrate how to construct associated actions of Chern-Simons type, directly in the ultra-relativistic case and by suitable algebraic… 
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