Quantisation deforms w to W gravity Academic Article uri icon


  • Quantising a classical theory of w gravity requires the introduction of an infinite number of counterterms in order to remove matter-dependent anomalies. We show that these counterterms correspond precisely to a renormalisation of the classical w currents to quantum W currents. 1991.

published proceedings

  • Nuclear Physics B

author list (cited authors)

  • Bergshoeff, E., Howe, P. S., Pope, C. N., Sezgin, E., Shen, X., & Stelle, K. S.

citation count

  • 25

complete list of authors

  • Bergshoeff, E||Howe, PS||Pope, CN||Sezgin, E||Shen, X||Stelle, KS

publication date

  • September 1991