Topological gravity

Edward Witten

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Abstract

A version of conformal gravity is formulated with a local fermionic symmetry that is reminiscent of BRST invariance. It may have mathematical applications (gravitational counterpart of Donaldson theory) or physical ones (unbroken phase of general relativity).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)601-606
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics Letters B
Volume206
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2 1988
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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