High-Spin-Grav is an Advanced Grant ERC project (2016), led by Marc Henneaux (Mathematics and Theoretical Physics Department, Faculty of Sciences)

Reconciling gravity with quantum mechanics, and unification of the fundamental forces are two of today’s Physics main challenges.In this project, Marc Henneaux will study extensions of Einstein’s gravity containing higher spin gauge fields. In spite of the impressive achievements already in store, it is fair to say that higher spin gravity has not delivered its full potential yet and still faces a rich number of challenges, both conceptual and technical.

Supported by the European Research Council, Marc Henneaux's project has the objective to deepen our understanding of higher spin gravity, and its connection with tensionless string theory and consistent theories of quantum gravity.

This is Marc henneaux' second ERC project, after his Advanced Grant "SYDUGRAM" (2010).

End of the projet: 30/09/2021

This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No 694089).

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Created on August 9, 2018