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Math-Physics Joint Seminar

Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 4:30pm

Pavel Safronov

University of Zurich


University of Pennsylvania


The University is closed due to the Eagles' parade, this talk has been rescheduled for Friday, 12/9/18 at 11am in DRL 4E19.

Geometric quantization of symplectic manifolds allows one to pass from classical mechanical systems to quantum mechanical systems. Shifted or derived symplectic spaces naturally appear when one generalizes the symplectic approach to classical mechanics to higher-dimensional topological field theories. In this talk I will explain what higher geometric quantization is and give some examples. In particular, I will relate the quantum BV formalism to (-1)-shifted geometric quantization.