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Chiral and gravitational anomalies in any dimension


Delbourgo, R and Matsuki, T, Chiral and gravitational anomalies in any dimension, Journal of Mathematical Physics, 26, (6) pp. 1334-1336. ISSN 0022-2488 (1985) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1063/1.526941


Gravitational contributions to the chiral anomaly in 4N space‐time dimensions as well as the purely gravitational anomaly in 4N−2 dimensions are expressed in terms of the Riemann–Christoffel tensor. Using this formula, we give a simple proof that if N≥4 there is no way to cancel the gravitational anomalies using fields of spin‐ 1/2 , ‐ 3/2 , and ‐1.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Physical Sciences
Research Group:Particle and high energy physics
Research Field:Particle physics
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the physical sciences
UTAS Author:Delbourgo, R (Professor Robert Delbourgo)
ID Code:96402
Year Published:1985
Web of Science® Times Cited:13
Deposited By:Mathematics and Physics
Deposited On:2014-11-04
Last Modified:2014-11-04

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