Locally covariant chiral fermions and anomalies

Jochen Zahn
July 08, 2014
We define chiral fermions in the presence of non-trivial gravitational and gauge background fields in the framework of locally covariant field theory. This allows to straightforwardly compute the chiral anomalies on non-compact Lorentzian space-times, without recourse to a weak field approximation.
open access link Nucl. Phys. B 890 (2015) 1
@article{Zahn:2014uwa, author = "Zahn, Jochen", title = "{Locally covariant chiral fermions and anomalies}", journal = "Nucl. Phys.", volume = "B890", year = "2014", pages = "1-16", doi = "10.1016/j.nuclphysb.2014.11.008", eprint = "1407.1994", archivePrefix = "arXiv", primaryClass = "hep-th", reportNumber = "UWTHPH-2014-17", SLACcitation = "%%CITATION = ARXIV:1407.1994;%%" }

Anomalies, locally covariant quantum field theory, chiral fermions

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