Algebraic Structure of Chiral Anomalies
Les rencontres physiciens-mathématiciens de Strasbourg -RCP25, Volume 36 (1986), Talk no. 3, 34 p.
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Stora, R. Algebraic Structure of Chiral Anomalies. Les rencontres physiciens-mathématiciens de Strasbourg -RCP25, Volume 36 (1986), Talk no. 3, 34 p. http://www.numdam.org/item/RCP25_1986__36__27_0/

1) A thorough review of and bibliography on the early period can for instance be found in : R. Jackiw: "Topological investigations of quantized gauge theories" in: Relativity, Groups, Topology II, Les Houches lectures 1983 B.S. de Witt, R. Stora eds., North Holland Publ. Amsterdam 1984.

2) L.D. Faddeev, private communication.

3) R. Jackiw, R. Rajaraman, P.L. 154B, 305, 1985.

4) A good example of the complexity involved is given by : L. Alvarez Gaumé, E. Witten, M.P.B. 234, 269-330, 1984.

5) See, for instance O. Alvarez, I.M. Singer, B. Zumino, C.M.P. 94, 409, 1984.

M.F. Atiyah, I.M. Singer, P.N.A.S. 81, 2597, 1984. | MR | Zbl

6) Typically, the family's index treatment is related to the topology of the field configuration space whereas the algebraic treatment based on locality is not.

7) P. Ginsparg, Lectures in this volume.

8) a) J. Mañes, R. Stora, B. Zumino, "Algebraic study of chiral anomalies", submitted to C.M.P. ; | Zbl

b) L. Alvarez Gaumé, P. Ginsparg, Ann. Phys. 161, 423, 1985. | MR | Zbl

9) C. Becchi, A. Rouet, R. Stora : "Ranormalizable theories with symmetry breaking" in : Field theory quantization and statistical mechanics, E. Tirapegui ed., Reidel 1981. | MR

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14) J. Thierry-Mieg, P.L. 147B, 430, 1984. | MR

15) I am indebted to P. Van Nieuwenhuizen for pointing out and discussing the article by D. Sullivan, IHES Pub. n°47, p.269, 1977, whose reading led in particular to the algebraic interpretation of the Faddeev Popov ghost which can be found in the appendix.

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F. Langouche, T. Schücker, R. Stora, P.L. 145B, 342, 1984; | MR

L. Bonora, P. Pasti, M. Tonin, N.P.B. 1985 to appear.

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J. Wess, B. Zumino, in preparation,

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E. Cohen, C. Gomez, N.P.B. 254, 235, 1985; | MR

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L. Baulieu, M. Bellon, to be published.

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25) J. Thierry-Mieg, unpublished, 1979;

L. Baulieu, J. Thierry-Mieg, N.P.B. 228, 259, 1983 ; Although both BRS and BRS are used in these papers, BRS alone is sufficient if one does not want to restrict oneself to linear gauge functions. | MR

26) E.S. Fradkin, G.A. Vilkovisky, P.L. 55B, 224, 1975 ; | MR

I.A. Batalin, G.A. Vilkovisky, P.L. 69B, 309, 1977.

27) W.A. Bardeen, B. Zumino, N.P.B. 244, 421, 1984. | MR

28) L. Bonora, P. Pasti, M. Tonin, P.L.B. to appear.

29) S. Ferrara, L. Girardello, O. Piguet, R. Stora, P.L. 157B, 179, 1985. | MR

30) O. Piguet, K. Sibold, N.P.B. 247, 484, 1984.

31) O. Piguet, M. Schweda, K. Sibold, N.P.B. 174, 183, 1980.

32) B. Zumino in Symposium on Anomalies, Geometry and Topology, Argonne-Chicago, 1985.

33) a) G. Bandelloni, C. Becchi, A. Blasi, R. Collina, Ann. IHP XXVIII, 225-254 and 255-285, 1978.

b) O. Piguet, A. Rouet, Physics Reports 76, 1-77, 1981.

34) cf. Eq. 6.16 of Ref. 33b).

35) I am indebted to R. Grimm for stimulating discussions on this subject.

36) Y. Tanii, TIT/HEP 85 ;

P. Howe, P. West, P.L. 156B, 335, 1985. | MR

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L.D. Faddeev, P.L. 145B, 81, 1984 ; | MR

B. Zumino, N.P.B. 253, 477, 1985; and references found in 8a). | MR

39) I.M. Singer, in Colloque Elie Cartan, Lyon, June 25-29, 1984, to appear in Astérisque, and references therein.

40) G. Girardi and R. Grimm have just informed me they have constructed a consistent superspace geometry [namely, a correct system of constraints] which allows to incorporate (in a manifestly supersymmetric way) Chern Simons terms into the curvature of the super two form appearing in the Sohnius West multiplet.

41) When an anomaly is present, one can prove a modified Ward identity of the form δΓ δaδΓ δA+δΓ δϕδΓ δΦ+δΓ δωδΓ δΩ-δΓ δω ¯b- αΓ=0 where α is a constant odd scalar with dimension -1 , ϕπ charge -1 . (C. Becchi, private communication).

42) C. Becchi, unpublished.