Maths HEP Lunchtime Seminars: Quantistation of Chern-Simons theory with inhomogeneous gauge group
5 December 2003 13:00 in CM221
"Inhomogeneous gauge group like the Euclidean group or 2+1-dimensional Poincar\'e group arise in the Chern-Simons formulation of 2+1-dimensional gravity. In my talk I will explain how one can use ideas from Poisson-Lie groups and quantum groups for a mathematically rigorous quantisation of the phase space of Chern-Simons theory with such gauge groups. This suggests a surprisingly straightforward quantisation procedure for gravity in 2+1 dimensions. The talk is based on joint work with Catherine Meusburger."