Massive spin-2 scattering and asymptotic superluminality.
Michael's answer is basically right -- it's an accident of what we've observed so far, but there are a couple points that could be added: Actually, we have observed particles with spins higher than 1. The most common at colliders are bound state.
In this paper we analyze the interactions of a massive spin-2 particles charged under both Abelian and non-Abelian group using the Porrati-Rahman Lagrangian. This theory is valid up to an intrinsic cutoff scale. Phenomenologically a theory valid up to a cutoff scale is sensible as all known higher spin particles are non-fundamental and it is shown that indeed this action can be used to.
We constrain theories of a massive spin-2 particle coupled to a massless spin-2 particle by demanding the absence of a time advance in eikonal scattering. This is an S-matrix consideration that leads to model-independent constraints on the cubic vertices present in the theory. Of the possible cubic vertices for the two spin-2 particles, the requirement of subluminality leaves a particular.
Rotating a spin-2 particle 180 degrees can bring it back to the same quantum state and a spin-4 particle should be rotated 90 degrees to bring it back to the same quantum state. The spin-2 particle can be analogous to a straight stick that looks the same even after it is rotated 180 degrees and a spin 0 particle can be imagined as sphere, which looks the same after whatever angle it is turned.
In this paper we use a constructive approach based on gauge invariant description of massive high spin particles for investigation of possible interactions of massive spin 2 particle. We work with general case of massive spin 2 particle living in constant curvature (A)dSd background, which allows us carefully consider all flat space, massless or partially massless limits. In the linear.
CERN-TH-2020-033 E ective theory for self-interacting dark matter and massive spin-2 mediators Yoo-Jin Kang? and Hyun Min Leey Department of Physics, Chung-Ang University, Seoul 0.
By employing the Stueckelberg formalism, we argue that the theory of massive spin-2 field coupled to electromagnetism in flat space must have an intrinsic, model independent, finite UV cutoff. We show how the very existence of a cutoff has connection to other pathologies of the system, such as superluminal propagation. We comment on the generalization of the results to arbitrary spin, and to.