XXVI Workshop on Geometric Methods in Physics 1-7.07.2007

Alice Rogers

BRST quantization in the canonical setting

After an introduction to the BRST quantization procedure for a constrained system on a symplectic manifold, including gauge-fixing and the role of the super trace, some topological quantum theories will be analysed in this framework. One example will be a theory with reducible symmetry,illustrating the corresponding equivariant BRST procedure.