Weinberg-Witten theorem states that massless particles (either composite or elementary) with spin ##j > 1/2## cannot carry a Lorentz-covariant current, while massless particles with spin ##j > 1## cannot carry a Lorentz-covariant stress-energy. The theorem is usually interpreted to mean that the graviton (##j = 2##) cannot be a composite particle in a relativistic quantum field theory.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

While the argument is so strong and weird, how is it possible? Why can we not construct a theory which is massless charged vector field and therefore carry a Lorentz-covariant current ? And although we assume the second argument is right, which says massless particles with spin ##j > 1## cannot carry a Lorentz-covariant stress-energy, how does it imply that the graviton (##j = 2##) cannot be a composite particle ?

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# What does Weinberg–Witten theorem want to express?

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