Journal of High Energy Physics

, 2016:133 | Cite as

Comparing Poisson Sigma Model with A-model

  • F. Bonechi
  • A.S. Cattaneo
  • R. IrasoEmail author
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Regular Article - Theoretical Physics


We discuss the A-model as a gauge fixing of the Poisson Sigma Model with target a symplectic structure. We complete the discussion in [4], where a gauge fixing defined by a compatible complex structure was introduced, by showing how to recover the A-model hierarchy of observables in terms of the AKSZ observables. Moreover, we discuss the off-shell supersymmetry of the A-model as a residual BV symmetry of the gauge fixed PSM action.


Sigma Models Topological Field Theories 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.INFN Sezione di FirenzeFirenzeItaly
  2. 2.University of ZurichZurichSwitzerland
  3. 3.SISSATriesteItaly

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