publication . Other literature type . Article . 1991

Vector supersymmetry in topological field theory

Mark Rakowski; Danny Birmingham;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 1991
Abstract We consider a type of supersymmetry which is present in the Chern-Simons and BF-type topological field theories in terms of a superconnection formalism. The combined global supersymmetry and BRST symmetry are realized in this superspace when non-covariant constraints on the supercurvature are chosen. This construction extends naturally within the bundle of frames approach to superspace, and we present a formalism which may lead to the construction of vector supergravity theories and their coupling to the topological field theories considered here.
arXiv: High Energy Physics::Theory
free text keywords: General Theoretical Physics, Nuclear and High Energy Physics, Theoretical physics, BRST quantization, Particle physics, Supergravity, Superspace, Physics, F-term, Supersymmetry, D-term, Topological quantum field theory, Supersymmetry algebra
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