Galileon p-form theories

start date: 

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 14:00

Place: 

483 A - Malevitch

Speaker: 

Cédric Deffayet

Home Institute: 

IAP

organized by: 

I will discuss the generalization to p-forms of the Galileon idea: to
construct the most general theory of an (abelian gauge invariant) p-form
with (strictly) second order field equations. Such theory have recently be
fully classified for space-time dimension strictly smaller than 12. The
covariantization of these theories will also be discussed.