Advances in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics

Non-perturbative Effective Action in Gauge Theories and Quantum Gravity

Ivan G. Avramidi

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Abstract

We use our recently developed algebraic methods for the calculation of the heat kernel on homogeneous bundles over symmetric spaces to evaluate the non-perturbative low-energy effective action in quantum general relativity and Yang–Mills gauge theory in curved space. We obtain an exact integral repesentation for the effective action that generates all terms in the standard asymptotic epxansion of the effective action without derivatives of the curvatures effectively summing up the whole infinite subseries of all quantum corrections with low momenta.

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Source
Adv. Theor. Math. Phys., Volume 14, Number 1 (2010), 309-333.

Dates
First available in Project Euclid: 31 August 2010

Permanent link to this document
https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.atmp/1283281762

Mathematical Reviews number (MathSciNet)
MR2684982

Zentralblatt MATH identifier
1201.81086

Citation

Avramidi, Ivan G. Non-perturbative Effective Action in Gauge Theories and Quantum Gravity. Adv. Theor. Math. Phys. 14 (2010), no. 1, 309--333. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.atmp/1283281762


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