RIND seminar on Mathematical Physics and String Theory

Jan. 30, 2023 at 4 p.m. c.t. only via ZoomIlka Brunner (LMU München)

Nils Carqueville (Universität Wien)

Hans Jockers (JGU Mainz)

Peter Mayr (LMU München)

Simone Noja (Universität Heidelberg)

Ivo Sachs (LMU München)

Johannes Walcher (Universität Heidelberg)

Joint seminar series on Mathematical Physics and String Theory

Konstantin Wernli (University of Southern Denmark)

In the Batalin-Vilkovisky (BV) formalism, one can define a perturbative (i.e. given by Feynman graphs and rules) partition function $Z(x_0)$ for any choice of classical background (solution to Euler-Lagrange (EL) equations) $x_0$. In some examples one can extract from $Z$ a volume form on the smooth part of the moduli space of solutions to EL equations, and compare its integral with non-perturbative approaches to quantization. I will review this construction, some results from examples in the literature and ongoing joint work with P. Mnev about the behaviour at singular points $x_0$.