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The classical master equation

Thursday 14th February 2013 - 14:00 to 16:00
INI Seminar Room 1
We formalize the construction of Batalin and Vilkovisky of a solution of the master equation associated with a polynomial in n variables (or a regular function on a nonsingular affine variety). We show existence and uniqueness up to "stable equivalence" and discuss the associated BRST cohomology (joint work with David Kazhdan).
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University of Cambridge Research Councils UK
    Clay Mathematics Institute London Mathematical Society NM Rothschild and Sons