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Twisted gauge and gravity theories on the Groenewold-Moyal plane

Balachandran, AP and Pinzul, A and Qureshi, BA and Vaidya, S (2007) Twisted gauge and gravity theories on the Groenewold-Moyal plane. In: Physical Review D, 76 (10). 105025-1-105025-10.

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Abstract

Recent work indicates an approach to the formulation of diffeomorphism invariant quantum field theories (qft’s) on the Groenewold-Moyal plane. In this approach to the qft’s, statistics gets twisted and the S matrix in the nongauge qft’s becomes independent of the noncommutativity parameter $\theta ^{\mu \nu}$. Here we show that the noncommutative algebra has a commutative spacetime algebra as a substructure: the Poincare, diffeomorphism and gauge groups are based on this algebra in the twisted approach as is known already from the earlier work. It is natural to base covariant derivatives for gauge and gravity fields as well on this algebra. Such an approach will, in particular, introduce no additional gauge fields as compared to the commutative case and also enable us to treat any gauge group [and not just UN]. Then classical gravity and gauge sectors are the same as those for $\theta ^{\mu \nu}$, but their interactions with matter fields are sensitive to $\theta ^{\mu \nu}$. We construct quantum noncommutative gauge theories (for arbitrary gauge groups) by requiring consistency of twisted statistics and gauge invariance. In a subsequent paper whose results are summarized here), the locality and Lorentz invariance properties of the S matrices of these theories will be analyzed, and new nontrivial effects coming from noncommutativity will be elaborated. This paper contains further developments of an earlier paper of ours and a new formulation based on its approach.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to American Physical Society.
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for High Energy Physics
Date Deposited: 30 May 2008
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:45
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/14123

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