PSU Mark
Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

For more information about this meeting, contact Ping Xu, Mathieu Stienon, Mari Royer, Nigel Higson.

Title:Projective volume forms and BV quantization
Seminar:GAP Seminar
Speaker:Owen Gwilliam, UC Berkeley
Abstract:
We will introduce the main ideas of the Batalin-Vilkovisky formalism in the setting of finite-dimensional smooth manifolds, where the formalism is just a rearrangement of familiar constructions. We'll then extend to the setting of Lie algebroids, introduce the idea of a projective volume form, and explain how BV quantization produces a projective volume form. Finally, we will explain how the Witten class provides an example of a projective volume form on a derived manifold. If time somehow remains, we'll describe how Costello actually builds the relevant quantum field theory.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB106
Date:10 / 15 / 2013
Time:02:30pm - 03:30pm