The geometry of quantum gauge theories: A superspace formulation of BRST symmetry

  • Hull C
  • Spence B
  • Vázquez-Bello J
  • 3


    Mendeley users who have this article in their library.
  • 30


    Citations of this article.


The superspace representation of BRST transformations as translations in the direction of an extra anti-commuting coordinate is reviewed. Yang-Mills theory is described in terms of a gauge superfield whose super-curvature satisfies certain constraints. We solve these curvature constraints in terms of unconstrained superspace pre-potentials and write the quantum Yang-Mills action in a form in which the BRST invariance is manifest. (Anti-BRST invariance is included by using a further anti-commuting variable). In this approach, the quantum Yang-Mills action is shown to possess an infinitely reducible pre-gauge symmetry, which must be gauge fixed. © 1991.

Get free article suggestions today

Mendeley saves you time finding and organizing research

Sign up here
Already have an account ?Sign in

Find this document


  • C. M. Hull

  • B. Spence

  • J. L. Vázquez-Bello

Cite this document

Choose a citation style from the tabs below

Save time finding and organizing research with Mendeley

Sign up for free