Topological Gravity on (D,N)-Shift Superspace Formulation
Lourenço, J. A.
Neto, J. A. Helayël
- Publisher: Hindawi
Advances in High Energy Physics
(issn: 1687-7357, eissn: 1687-7365)
Physics | High Energy Physics - Theory | QC1-999 | Article Subject
arxiv: General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology | High Energy Physics::Theory | High Energy Physics::Lattice
In this contribution, we re-assess the subject of topological gravity by following the Shift Supersymmetry formalism. The gauge-fixing of the theory goes under the Batallin-Vilkovisky (BV) prescription based on a diagram that contains both ghost and anti-ghost superfields, associated to the super-vielbein and the super-Lorentz connection. We extend the formulation of the topological gravity action to an arbitrary number of dimensions of the shift superspace by adopting a formulation based on the gauge-fixing for BF-type models.