May 21 (Tue) at 16:00 - 17:30, 2024 (JST)
  • Masashi Kawahira (Ph.D. Student, Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kyoto University)
Yuto Moriwaki

Quantum field theories (QFTs) describe a lot of physical phenomena in our world. And giving a mathematical definition of QFTs is a long-standing problem. There are several mathematical formulations: Wightman formulation, Osterwalder–Schrader formulation and Atiyah-Segal formulation. And each of them cover different aspects of QFTs.
Recently, Costello and their collabolators formulate QFTs by using prefactorization algbras. This formulaion cover a lot of classes of QFTs: TQFTs, 2d CFTs and perturbative QFTs. And they reproduce various results such as asymptotic freedom in non-Abelian gauge theories.
Prefactorization algbras can be given by Batalin–Vilkovisky quantization (BV quantization) of the Lagrangian. However the original BV quantizations are perturbative and they do not have non-perturbative effects like instantons. In this talk, we propose the way to include Abelian-instanton effects. In modern language, it is the same as ℤgauging.

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