Gravitation as gauge theory of the diffeomorphism group

Y. M. Cho, K. S. Soh, J. H. Yoon, Q. Han Park

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The (m+n)-dimensional Einstein theory of gravitation is identified with an m-dimensional generally invariant gauge theory of DiffN, where N is an n-dimensional manifold. This means that the four-dimensional Einstein gravity can be identified as a lower dimensional gauge theory of an infinite dimensional group of diffeomorphism. We discuss the physical implications of the results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)251-255
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters B
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 1992 Jul 30
Externally publishedYes

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Funding Information:
J.H.Y. thanksS . Nam for usefuld iscussionsQ. .P. thanksG . Gibbons and P.K. Townsendf or discus- sions and the Centerf or TheoreticaPlh ysicso f Seoul National Universityf or help during his visit. This work is supportedin part by the Ministry of Education and by the Korea Science and Engineering Foundation.

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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