We study a peculiar regularization of quantum gravity at one-loop order intended to exhibit the properties of the functional measure. It reminds one of the Pauli-Villars technique in the sense that massive fields are introduced as regulators (and the mass is intended to go to infinity). The Pauli-Villars regulators are spin-2, -1, -1/2, and -0 particles coupled to gravity in a covariant way (mass terms included). We show that, under these conditions, the measure required in order to remove the maximal ultraviolet divergences [i.e., the divergences proportional to delta(r)(0) if r is the space-time dimension] is a product of measures of Fujikawa. Both the action and the measure of the functional integral are Becchi-Rouet-Stora (BRS) invariant. We consider also the regularization in the background-field formalism. We show that the measure of Fujikawa must be naturally generalized in order to be invariant under reparametrizations of the background as well as BRS invariant.
|Titolo:||FUNCTIONAL-INTEGRATION MEASURE IN QUANTUM-GRAVITY|
|Anno del prodotto:||1992|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1103/PhysRevD.45.4473|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|