# Lie Conformal Algebra Cohomology and the Variational Complex

@article{Sole2009LieCA, title={Lie Conformal Algebra Cohomology and the Variational Complex}, author={Alberto De Sole and Victor G. Kac}, journal={Communications in Mathematical Physics}, year={2009}, volume={292}, pages={667-719} }

We find an interpretation of the complex of variational calculus in terms of the Lie conformal algebra cohomology theory. This leads to a better understanding of both theories. In particular, we give an explicit construction of the Lie conformal algebra cohomology complex, and endow it with a structure of a $${\mathfrak{g}}$$-complex. On the other hand, we give an explicit construction of the complex of variational calculus in terms of skew-symmetric poly-differential operators.

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