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A Candidate for a Supergravity Anomaly

@inproceedings{Dixon2021ACF,
  title={A Candidate for a Supergravity Anomaly},
  author={John A. Dixon},
  year={2021}
}
  • J. Dixon
  • Published 13 October 2021
  • Geology, Physics
Using elementary BRS cohomology theory, this paper describes a supergravity anomaly analogous to, but very different from, the well known gauge and gravitational anomalies. The form of the anomaly is simply the ghost charge one expression ASupergravity = ∫ dx ε { c1Cα∂λΨ α μ∂νVσ + c2∂λΨ α μ∂νΨσα ω } . Here Ψμα and Vμ are the gravitino and a gauge boson, and Cα and ω are their Faddeev Popov ghost fields. There is one boundary generator here, namely the ghost charge zero expression ACounterterm… 
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