Gribov horizon and BRST symmetry: A pathway to confinement

S. P. Sorella, L. Baulieu, D. Dudal, M. S. Guimaraes, M. Q. Huber, N. Vandersickel, D. Zwanziger

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    We summarize the construction of the Gribov-Zwanziger action and how it leads to a scenario which explains the confinement of gluons, in the sense that the elementary gluon excitations violate positivity. Then we address the question of how one can construct operators within this picture whose one-loop correlation functions have the correct analytic properties in order to correspond to physical excitations. For this we introduce the concept of i-particles.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationXII Mexican Workshop on Particles and Fields
    Number of pages5
    StatePublished - 2011
    Event12th Mexican Workshop on Particles and Fields - Mazatlan, Mexico
    Duration: Nov 9 2009Nov 14 2009

    Publication series

    NameAIP Conference Proceedings
    ISSN (Print)0094-243X
    ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


    Other12th Mexican Workshop on Particles and Fields


    • BRST symmetry
    • Gribov region
    • confinement of gluons
    • glueball operators

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
    • Ecology
    • Plant Science
    • Physics and Astronomy(all)
    • Nature and Landscape Conservation


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