Zeitschrift für Analysis und ihre Anwendungen
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Published online: 1992-03-31
On Massless Fields with Arbitrary SpinReinhard Illge (1) Pädagogische Hochschule, Erfurt, Germany
A gauge field theory is proposed for symmetric spinor fields of valence $(n+1,0)$ on a flat spacetime which generalizes the Maxwell theory of electromagnetism. Further we study first-order equations for symmetric spinor fields of valence $(1,n)$ which are consistent in arbitrarily curved spacetimes, conformally and gauge invariant and whose solutions satisfy the equations for the potentials of massless fields in flat spacetimes.
Keywords: higher spin, gauge field theory, curved spacetimes
Illge Reinhard: On Massless Fields with Arbitrary Spin. Z. Anal. Anwend. 11 (1992), 25-35. doi: 10.4171/ZAA/629