As a detailed application of the BV-BFV formalism for the quantization of field theories on manifolds with boundary, this note describes a quantization of the relational symplectic groupoid for a constant Poisson structure. The presence of mixed boundary conditions and the globalization of results are also addressed. In particular, the paper includes an extension to space–times with boundary of some formal geometry considerations in the BV-BFV formalism, and specifically introduces into the BV-BFV framework a “differential” version of the classical and quantum master equations. The quantization constructed in this paper induces Kontsevich’s deformation quantization on the underlying Poisson manifold, i.e., the Moyal product, which is known in full details. This allows focussing on the BV-BFV technology and testing it. For the inexperienced reader, this is also a practical and reasonably simple way to learn it.
Letters in Mathematical Physics – Springer Journals
Published: Apr 28, 2017
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