Séminaire de Physique Théorique

Flat-Space Holography and Higher Spins in three Dimensions

by Dr Michel Pannier (Friedrich-Schiller University Jena, Germany)

Salle 1180, bâtiment E2 (Salle des séminaires )

Salle 1180, bâtiment E2

Salle des séminaires


The Holographic Principle, although its best-studied realisation arguably lies within the AdS/CFT correspondence, is believed to hold in rather general circumstances. In this talk, I will motivate the search for holographic dualities involving (asymptotically) flat spacetimes and discuss some of the peculiarities that arise in Flat-Space Holography. In the particular case of (2+1)-dimensional bulk spacetime, I will emphasise the role played by massive fields and particles as holographic probes and present an algebraic approach to the coupling of massive fields that utilises techniques of higher-spin theory.