Geometry/Physics Seminar

Title: Poisson sigma model by cut and paste
Speaker: Alberto Cattaneo
Speaker Info: University of Zurich
Brief Description: TBA
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In this talk I will start recalling the classical theory of the Poisson sigma model (PSM) and its relation to the integration of Poisson manifolds. I will then describe its quantum theory and its relation to deformation quantization. Next I will describe the globalization issue and describe how it can be incorporated into the PSM via the BV formalism. Finally, I will present an application of the BV-BFV formalism: the quantization of the relational symplectic groupoid and the lift (up to homotopy) of deformation quantization to the path space.
Date: Thursday, April 04, 2019
Time: 4:00pm
Where: Lunt 107
Contact Person: Ezra Getzler and Bahar Acu
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