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Covariant Quantisation in the Antifield Formalism

@article{Vandoren1996CovariantQI,
  title={Covariant Quantisation in the Antifield Formalism},
  author={Stefan Vandoren},
  journal={arXiv: High Energy Physics - Theory},
  year={1996}
}
  • S. Vandoren
  • Published 4 January 1996
  • Physics
  • arXiv: High Energy Physics - Theory
In this thesis we give an overview of the antifield formalism and show how it must be used to quantise arbitrary gauge theories. The formalism is further developed and illustrated in several examples, including Yang-Mills theory, chiral $W_3$ and $W_{2,5/2}$ gravity, strings in curved backgrounds and topological field theories. All these models are characterised by their gauge algebra, which can be open, reducible, or even infinitly reducible. We show in detail how to perform the gauge fixing… Expand

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