In this paper, we begin the study of zero-dimensional field theories with fields taking values in a semistrict Lie 2-algebra. These theories contain the IKKT matrix model and various M-brane related models as special cases. They feature solutions that can be interpreted as quantized 2-plectic manifolds. In particular, we find solutions corresponding to quantizations of 3, S 3 and a five-dimensional Hpp-wave. Moreover, by expanding a certain class of Lie 2-algebra models around the solution corresponding to quantized 3, we obtain higher BF-theory on this quantized space.
- M(atrix) Theories
- Matrix Models
- Non-Commutative Geometry
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics