The Batalin-Vilkovisky cohomology of the spinning particle

  • Ezra Getzler
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Regular Article - Theoretical Physics


We show that the axiom of Felder and Kazhdan [4] on the vanishing of the cohomology groups in negative degree associated to solutions of the classical master equation in the Batalin-Vilkovisky formalism is violated by the spinning particle in a flat background coupled to D = 1 supergravity. In this model, there are nontrivial cohomology groups in all negative degrees, regardless of the dimension of the spacetime in which the spinning particle is propagating.


BRST Quantization Supergravity Models Differential and Algebraic Geometry 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsNorthwestern UniversityEvanstonU.S.A.

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