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Towards higher geometric quantization

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Speaker: 
Chris Rogers
Affiliation: 
Göttingen
Date: 
Wed, 2012-05-23 10:00 - 11:30
Location: 
MPIM Lecture Hall

Manifolds equipped with a closed non-degenerate form of degree > 2 can be thought of as higher analogs of symplectic manifolds. In this talk, I will describe some work in progress on developing a geometric quantization procedure for such manifolds. In particular, the 3-form case involves structures such as U(1)-gerbes, twisted vector bundles, and linear categories; just as ordinary geometric quantization uses U(1)-bundles, global sections of line bundles, and Hilbert spaces. Comparisons will be made with related subjects, such as Dirac geometry, and applications to representation theory will be discussed. 

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