24/07/2020, Friday, 17:00–18:00 Europe/Lisbon — Online

Ezra Getzler, Northwestern University
Gluing local gauge conditions in BV quantum field theory

In supersymmetric sigma models, there is frequently no global choice of Lagrangian submanifold for BV quantization. I will take the superparticle, a toy version of the Green Schwarz superstring, as my example, and show how to extend the light-cone gauge to the physically relevant part of phase space. This involves extending a formula of Mikhalkov and A. Schwarz that generalizes the prescription of Batalin and Vilkovisky for the construction of the functional integral.

This is joint work with S. Pohorence.