Groupoid Quantization of Loop Spaces

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Abstract

We review the various contexts in which quantized 2-plectic manifolds are expected to appear within closed string theory and M-theory. We then discuss how the quantization of a 2-plectic manifold can be reduced to ordinary quantization of its loop space, which is a symplectic manifold. We demonstrate how the latter can be quantized using groupoids. After reviewing the necessary background, we present the groupoid quantization of the loop space of R^3 in some detail.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Corfu Summer Institute 2011
Number of pages19
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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