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BRST-BV approach to conformal fields

Research paper by R. R. Metsaev

Indexed on: 30 Mar '16Published on: 30 Mar '16Published in: High Energy Physics - Theory



Abstract

Using the BRST--BV approach, we consider totally symmetric arbitrary integer spin conformal fields propagating in flat space. For such fields, we obtain the ordinary-derivative BRST--BV Lagrangian that is invariant under gauge transformations. In our approach, the ordinary-derivative Lagrangian and gauge transformations are constructed in terms of the respective traceless gauge fields and traceless gauge transformation parameters. We also obtain a realization of conformal algebra symmetries on the space of fields and antifields entering the BRST--BV formulation of conformal fields.