TY - JOUR

T1 - Pauli-Villars regularisation and Born-Infeld kinematics

AU - Schuller, Frederic P.

AU - Wohlfarth, Mattias N. R.

AU - Grimm, Thomas W.

N1 - 19 pages, 1 diagram. Journal version. Class. Quant. Grav. (to appear)

PY - 2003/10/7

Y1 - 2003/10/7

N2 - Dynamical symmetries of Born-Infeld theory can be absorbed into the spacetime geometry, giving rise to relativistic kinematics with an additional invariant acceleration scale. The standard Poincare group P is thereby enhanced to its pseudo-complexified version, which is isomorphic to P x P. We construct the irreducible representations of this group, which yields the particle spectrum of a relativistic quantum theory that respects a maximal acceleration. It is found that each standard relativistic particle is associated with a `pseudo'-partner of equal spin but generically different mass. These pseudo-partners act as Pauli-Villars regulators for the other member of the doublet, as is found from the explicit construction of quantum field theory on pseudo-complex spacetime. Conversely, a Pauli-Villars regularised quantum field theory on real spacetime possesses a field phase space with integrable pseudo-complex structure, which gives rise to a quantum field theory on pseudo-complex spacetime. This equivalence between maximal acceleration kinematics, pseudo-complex quantum field theory, and Pauli-Villars regularisation rigorously establishes a conjecture on the regularising property of the maximal acceleration principle in quantum field theory, by Nesterenko, Feoli, Lambiase and Scarpetta.

AB - Dynamical symmetries of Born-Infeld theory can be absorbed into the spacetime geometry, giving rise to relativistic kinematics with an additional invariant acceleration scale. The standard Poincare group P is thereby enhanced to its pseudo-complexified version, which is isomorphic to P x P. We construct the irreducible representations of this group, which yields the particle spectrum of a relativistic quantum theory that respects a maximal acceleration. It is found that each standard relativistic particle is associated with a `pseudo'-partner of equal spin but generically different mass. These pseudo-partners act as Pauli-Villars regulators for the other member of the doublet, as is found from the explicit construction of quantum field theory on pseudo-complex spacetime. Conversely, a Pauli-Villars regularised quantum field theory on real spacetime possesses a field phase space with integrable pseudo-complex structure, which gives rise to a quantum field theory on pseudo-complex spacetime. This equivalence between maximal acceleration kinematics, pseudo-complex quantum field theory, and Pauli-Villars regularisation rigorously establishes a conjecture on the regularising property of the maximal acceleration principle in quantum field theory, by Nesterenko, Feoli, Lambiase and Scarpetta.

KW - hep-th

U2 - 10.1088/0264-9381/20/19/309

DO - 10.1088/0264-9381/20/19/309

M3 - Article

SN - 0264-9381

VL - 20

JO - Classical and Quantum Gravity

JF - Classical and Quantum Gravity

IS - 19

M1 - 4269

ER -