BRST-antifield-treatment of metric-affine gravity

Research paper by Frank Gronwald

Indexed on: 24 Nov '97Published on: 24 Nov '97Published in: High Energy Physics - Theory


The metric-affine gauge theory of gravity provides a broad framework in which gauge theories of gravity can be formulated. In this article we fit metric-affine gravity into the covariant BRST--antifield formalism in order to obtain gauge fixed quantum actions. As an example the gauge fixing of a general two-dimensional model of metric-affine gravity is worked out explicitly. The result is shown to contain the gauge fixed action of the bosonic string in conformal gauge as a special case.