Approaches to quantization

7 March 2017
12:00
to
13:15
Graeme Segal
Abstract

Quantization is the study of the interface between commutative and
noncommutative geometry. There are myriad approaches to it, mostly presented
as ad hoc recipes. I shall discuss the motivating ideas, and the relations
between some of the methods, especially the relation between 'deformation'
and 'geometric' quantization.

  • Quantum Field Theory Seminar