An axial gauge ansatz for higher spin theories

Steven S. Gubser, Wei Song

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We present an ansatz which makes the equations of motion more tractable for the simplest of Vasiliev’s four-dimensional higher spin theories. The ansatz is similar to axial gauge in electromagnetism. We present a broad class of solutions in the gauge where the spatial connection vanishes, and we discuss the lift of one of these solutions to a full spacetime solution via a gauge transformation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number36
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


  • AdS-CFT Correspondence
  • Higher Spin Symmetry


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