Siegel superparticle, higher-order fermionic constraints, and path integrals

Anton V. Galajinsky, Dmitri M. Gitman

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We study a Siegel superparticle moving in ℝ4|4 flat superspace, Canonical quantization is accomplished yielding the massless Wess-Zumino model as an effective field theory. The path integral representation for the corresponding superpropagator is constructed and proven to involve the Siegel action in a gauge-fixed form. It is shown that higher-order fermionic constraints intrinsic in the theory, though being a consequence of others in d = 4, make a crucial contribution to the path integral.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)435-453
Number of pages19
JournalNuclear Physics B
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 21 Dec 1998


  • Canonical quantization
  • Path integral
  • Superparticle

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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