A linear realization of the BRST symmetry
Uruguay University, Montevideo
Mercredi 11/02/2009, 14:15
Salle Claude Itzykson, Bât. 774, Orme des Merisiers
A model which is equivalent to the Yang-Mills theory at long distances but for which all symmetries are realized linearly is presented. On top of the gauge and Fadeev-Popov ghosts fields, the model presents several massive fields, all of which can be merged in a unique vector field with support in a curved superspace. The equivalence of this model with the gauge-fixed Yang-Mills theory is shown to result from the decoupling of these extra massive modes at small momenta. Most of the symmetries of Yang-Mills theory, including the famous BRST symmetry, can be interpreted in this way as isometries of the superspace.
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