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Quantised gauge theory, dimensional reduction and OSp(4+NM/2) supersymmetry


Delbourgo, R and Jarvis, PD and Thompson, G, Quantised gauge theory, dimensional reduction and OSp(4+NM/2) supersymmetry, Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General, 15, (9) pp. 2813-2817. ISSN 0305-4470 (1982) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1088/0305-4470/15/9/031


The Kelin-Kaluza version of the combined Einstein-Yang-Mills system is based on a larger-dimension manifold, admitting an O(4+N) symmetry, which undergoes compactification. The theory provides a unified treatment of all gauge fields and its action consists of a single invariant Lagrangian and, separately, a single gauge-fixing term. The authors show that both Lagrangians can be combined within a larger framework, admitting an OSp(4+N/2) supersymmetry, which undergoes appropriate dimensional reduction; here the extra graded dimensions are associated with the fictitious fields needed for consistent quantisation and unitarity.

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)
UTAS Author:Jarvis, PD (Dr Peter Jarvis)
UTAS Author:Thompson, G (Mr Thompson)
ID Code:96482
Year Published:1982
Web of Science® Times Cited:4
Deposited By:Mathematics and Physics
Deposited On:2014-11-06
Last Modified:2014-11-06

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