Ghosts, spheres, and the double copy

Particle Physics Theory seminar

Ghosts, spheres, and the double copy

  • Event time: 2:00pm
  • Event date: 29th January 2020
  • Speaker: Dr Silvia Nagy (University of Nottingham)
  • Location: Higgs Centre Seminar Room, Room 4305,

Event details

I will present a formulation of gravity as a double copy of gauge theories in the context of the Becchi-Rouet-Stora-Tyutin (BRST) formalism. I will show how this gives an algorithm for consistently mapping gauge choices from YM to gravity. Moreover, it resolves the issue of the dilaton degree of freedom arising in the double copy, thus allowing for the consistent construction of solutions in General Relativity.  I will describe the perturbative construction at higher orders, as well as the formulation of the BRST double copy in a spherical background.

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