Bosonization based on Clifford algebras and its gauge theoretic interpretation


We study the properties of a bosonization procedure based on Clifford algebra valued degrees of freedom, valid for spaces of any dimension. We present its interpretation in terms of fermions in presence of ℤ2 gauge fields satisfying a modified Gauss’ law, resembling Chern-Simons-like theories. Our bosonization prescription involves constraints, which are interpreted as a flatness condition for the gauge field. Solution of the constraints is presented for toroidal geometries of dimension two. Duality between our model and (d − 1)- form ℤ2 gauge theory is derived, which elucidates the relation between the approach taken here with another bosonization map proposed recently.

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Bochniak, A., Ruba, B. Bosonization based on Clifford algebras and its gauge theoretic interpretation. J. High Energ. Phys. 2020, 118 (2020).

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  • Gauge Symmetry
  • Lattice Quantum Field Theory
  • Topological States of Matter
  • Chern-Simons Theories