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Title: Exotic gauge theories of spin-2 fields
Author: Ondo, Nicholas Andrew
ISNI:       0000 0004 7229 0553
Awarding Body: Imperial College London
Current Institution: Imperial College London
Date of Award: 2017
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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.
Supervisor: Tolley, Andrew Sponsor: Imperial College London
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral