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Exotic gauge theories of spin-2 fields

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Title: Exotic gauge theories of spin-2 fields
Authors: Ondo, Nicholas Andrew
Item Type: Thesis or dissertation
Abstract: There has been a resurgence of interest in theories of massive spin-2 fields, owing to the recent discovery of ghost-free self-interactions. In addition to reviewing the historical and recent progress in this subject, I discuss my contributions, including the derivation of the complete decoupling limit of dRGT ghost-free massive gravity, proving no-go theorems on ghost-free interactions for charged spin-2 fields, updating the method of Dimensional Deconstruction for fermions to obtain massive supersymmetric gauge theories, and my progress towards supergravity theories with non-zero graviton mass.
Content Version: Open Access
Issue Date: Sep-2017
Date Awarded: Feb-2018
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/58014
DOI: https://doi.org/10.25560/58014
Supervisor: Tolley, Andrew
Sponsor/Funder: Imperial College London
Funder's Grant Number: PHYS G00000
Department: Physics
Publisher: Imperial College London
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Qualification Name: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
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