Einstein gravity in the Palatini first order formalism is shown to possess a vector supersymmetry of the type encountered in the topological gauge theories. A peculiar feature of the gravitationel theory is the link of this vector supersymmetry with the field equation of motion of the Faddeev-Popov ghost associated to diffeomorphism invariance.
- Pub Date:
- October 2000
- High Energy Physics - Theory;
- General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology
- 9 pages, LaTex. Talk given at the International Conference "Quantization, Gauge Theory, and Strings" dedicated to the memory of Professor Efim Fradkin, Moscow, 2000