Ghosts, Anomalies and the geometry of gauge fields

  • Loriano Bonora
  • Paolo Cotta-Ramusino
Session V — Elementary Particles, Grand-unifaction, Gauce Theories
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 180)


We show that the ghosts in gauge theories are differential forms defined on the Group G of Gauge Transformations. The problem of finding the possible anomalous terms (as the triangle anomaly) is related to the problem of studying the cohomology of the Lie Algebra of G.


Gauge Theory Gauge Transformation Gauge Field Exterior Derivative Yang Mill 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Loriano Bonora
    • 1
  • Paolo Cotta-Ramusino
    • 2
  1. 1.INFN and Istituto di Fisica dell'Universitá di PadovaPadovaITALY
  2. 2.Istituto di Fisica dell'Université di Milano and INFNMilanoITALY

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