Universal limits on massless high-spin particles

M. Porrati

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    Abstract

    We present a model-independent argument showing that massless particles interacting with gravity in a Minkowski background space can have at most spin two. This result is proven by extending a famous theorem due to Weinberg and Witten to theories that do not possess a gauge-invariant stress-energy tensor.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Article number065016
    JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
    Volume78
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Sep 11 2008

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
    • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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