On Newton-Cartan trace anomalies

Roberto Auzzi, Stefano Baiguera, Giuseppe Nardelli

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We classify the trace anomaly for parity-invariant non-relativistic Schrödinger theories in 2 + 1 dimensions coupled to background Newton-Cartan gravity. The general anomaly structure looks very different from the one in the z = 2 Lifshitz theories. The type A content of the anomaly is remarkably identical to that of the relativistic 3 + 1 dimensional case, suggesting the conjecture that an a-theorem should exist also in the Newton-Cartan context.

Original languageEnglish
Article number3
Pages (from-to)1-16
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Feb 2016
Externally publishedYes


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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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