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    Hamiltonian, Path Integral and BRST Formulations of Large N Scalar QCD2QCD_{2} on the Light-Front and Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking

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    Recently Grinstein, Jora, and Polosa have studied a theory of large-NN scalar quantum chromodynamics in one-space one-time dimension. This theory admits a Bethe-Salpeter equation describing the discrete spectrum of quark-antiquark bound states. They consider gauge fields in the adjoint representation of SU(N)SU(N) and scalar fields in the fundamental representation. The theory is asymptotically free and linearly confining. The theory could possibly provide a good field theoretic framework for the description of a large class of diquark-antidiquark (tetra-quark) states. Recently we have studied the light-front quantization of this theory without a Higgs potential. In the present work, we study the light-front Hamiltonian, path integral and BRST formulations of the theory in the presence of a Higgs potential. The light-front theory is seen to be gauge-invariant, possessing a set of first-class constraints. The explicit occurrence of spontaneous symmetry breaking in the theory is shown in unitary gauge as well as in the light-front 't Hooft gauge.Comment: Accepted for publication in Eur. Phys. J.

    Some New Results on Charged Compact Boson Stars

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    In this work we present some new results obtained in a study of the phase diagram of charged compact boson stars in a theory involving a complex scalar field with a conical potential coupled to a U(1) gauge field and gravity. We here obtain new bifurcation points in this model. We present a detailed discussion of the various regions of the phase diagram with respect to the bifurcation points. The theory is seen to contain rich physics in a particular domain of the phase diagram.Comment: 8 pages, 12 figure

    Maxwell-Chern-Simons-Higgs theory

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    We consider the three dimensional electrodynamics described by a complex scalar field coupled with the U(1) gauge field in the presence of a Maxwell term, a Chern-Simons term and the Higgs potential. The Chern-Simons term provides a velocity dependent gauge potential and the presence of the Maxwell term makes the U(1) gauge field dynamical. We study the Hamiltonian formulation of this Maxwell-Chern-Simons-Higgs theory under the appropriate gauge fixing conditions