Stochastic quantisation of locally supersymmetric models

Hossein Farajollahi and Hugh Luckock


Stochastic quantisation normally involves the introduction of a fictitious extra time parameter, which is taken to infinity so that the system evolves to an equilibrium state. In the case of a locally supersymmetric theory, an interesting new possibility arises due to the existence of a Nicolai map. In this case it turns out that no additional time parameter is required, as the existence of the Nicolai map ensures that the same job can be done by the existing time parameter after Euclideanisation. This provides the quantum theory with a natural probabilistic interpretation, without any reference to the concept of an inner product or a Hilbert space structure.
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Date:Monday, February 16, 2004