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Eric Bergshoeff (Groningen University)

Title: Three-dimensional Massive Gravity and the Fractional Quantum Hall Effect

Abstract: In this talk I will compare the massive spin-2 modes that have been observed in the Fractional Quantum Hall effect with the Fierz-Pauli description of massive spin-2 modes in quantum field theory. Subsequently, I will discuss the generalization to massive higher-spin modes both in the Fractional Quantum Hall effect and quantum field theory. In the final part of the talk I will discuss how new developments in three-dimensional massive gravity could affect the description of massive modes in the Fractional Quantum Hall effect.

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