Unitary, anomalous Master Ward Identity and its connections to the Wess-Zumino condition, BV formalism and $L_\infty$-algebras

Romeo Brunetti, Michael Dütsch, Klaus Fredenhagen, Kasia Rejzner
October 12, 2022
The C*-algebraic construction of QFT by Buchholz and one of us relies on the causal structure of spacetime and a classical Lagrangian. In one of our previous papers we have introduced additional structure into this construction, namely an action of symmetries, which is related to fixing renormalisation conditions. This action characterizes anomalies and satisfies a cocycle condition which is summarized in the unitary anomalous Master Ward identity. Here (using perturbation theory) we show how this cocycle condition is related to the Wess-Zumino consistency relation and the consistency relation for the anomaly in the BV formalism, where the latter is the generalized Jacobi identity for the associated $L_\infty$-algebra.