# Lecture notes on Chern-Simons (super-)gravities. Second edition (February 2008)

@inproceedings{Zanelli2005LectureNO, title={Lecture notes on Chern-Simons (super-)gravities. Second edition (February 2008)}, author={J. Zanelli}, year={2005} }

This is intended as a broad introduction to Chern-Simons gravity and supergravity. The motivation for these theories lies in the desire to have a gauge invariant system --with a fiber bundle formulation-- in more than three dimensions, which could provide a firm ground for constructing a quantum theory of the gravitational field. The starting point is a gravitational action which generalizes the Einstein theory for dimensions D>4 --Lovelock gravity. It is then shown that in odd dimensions there… CONTINUE READING

#### Paper Mentions

BLOG POST

BLOG POST

93 Citations

Transgression forms as source for topological gravity and Chern-Simons-Higgs theories

- Mathematics, Physics
- 2014

2

Noncommutative Chern-Simons gauge and gravity theories and their geometric Seiberg-Witten map

- Physics, Mathematics
- 2014

10

#### References

##### Publications referenced by this paper.

SHOWING 1-10 OF 54 REFERENCES