Introduction to Gauge Theory of Gravitation

Research paper by Wytler Cordeiro dos Santos

Indexed on: 23 Nov '19Published on: 20 May '19Published in: arXiv - General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology


The fundamental interactions of nature, the electroweak and the quantum chromodynamics, are described in the Standard Model by the Gauge Theory under internal symmetries that maintain the invariance of the functional action. The fundamental interaction of gravitation is very well described by Einstein's General Relativity in a Riemannian spacetime metric, but General Relativity has been over time a gravitational field theory apart from the Standard Model. The theory of Gauge allows under symmetries of the group of Poincar\'e to impose invariances in the functional of the action of the spinor field that result in the gravitational interaction with the fermions. In this approach the gravitational field, besides being described by the equation similar to General Relativity, also brings a spin-gravitational interaction in a Riemann-Cartan spacetime.