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 Diff N, 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, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 1992 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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