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On the AKSZ formulation of the Poisson sigma model


Cattaneo, A S; Felder, G (2001). On the AKSZ formulation of the Poisson sigma model. Letters in Mathematical Physics, 56(2):163-179.

Abstract

We review and extend the Alexandrov–Kontsevich–Schwarz–Zaboronsky construction of solutions of the Batalin–Vilkovisky classical master equation. In particular, we study the case of sigma models on manifolds with boundary. We show that a special case of this construction yields the Batalin–Vilkovisky action functional of the Poisson sigma model on a disk. As we have shown in a previous paper, the perturbative quantization of this model is related to Kontsevich's deformation quantization of Poisson manifolds and to his formality theorem. We also discuss the action of diffeomorphisms of the target manifolds.

Abstract

We review and extend the Alexandrov–Kontsevich–Schwarz–Zaboronsky construction of solutions of the Batalin–Vilkovisky classical master equation. In particular, we study the case of sigma models on manifolds with boundary. We show that a special case of this construction yields the Batalin–Vilkovisky action functional of the Poisson sigma model on a disk. As we have shown in a previous paper, the perturbative quantization of this model is related to Kontsevich's deformation quantization of Poisson manifolds and to his formality theorem. We also discuss the action of diffeomorphisms of the target manifolds.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Mathematics
Dewey Decimal Classification:510 Mathematics
Uncontrolled Keywords:deformation quantization - topological quantum field theory - Batalin–Vilkovisky (BV) formalism - QP-manifolds
Language:English
Date:2001
Deposited On:27 Jan 2010 12:15
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 13:25
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:0377-9017
Additional Information:The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1010963926853

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