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We give a quantum field theory interpretation of Kontsevich's deformation quantization formula for Poisson manifolds. We show that it is given by the perturbative expansion of the path integral of a simple topological bosonic open string theory. Its Batalin-Vilkovisky quantization yields a superconformal field theory. The associativity of the star product,… (More)

The structures in target space geometry that correspond to conformally invariant boundary conditions in WZW theories are determined both by studying the scattering of closed string states and by investigating the algebra of open string vertex operators. In the limit of large level, we find branes whose world volume is a regular conjugacy class or, in the… (More)

- Giovanni Felder
- 1995

This note gives an account of a construction of an “elliptic quantum group” associated with each simple classical Lie algebra. It is closely related to elliptic face models of statistical mechanics, and, in its semiclassical limit, to the Wess-Zumino-Witten model of conformal field theory on tori. More details are presented in [Fe] and complete proofs will… (More)

- Giovanni Felder
- 1994

It has become clear over the years that quantum groups (i.e., quasitriangular Hopf algebras, see [D]) and their semiclassical counterpart, Poisson Lie groups, are an essential algebraic structure underlying three related subjects: integrable models of statistical mechanics, conformal field theory and integrable models of quantum field theory in 1+1… (More)

We consider the Poisson sigma model associated to a Poisson manifold. The perturbative quantization of this model yields the Kontsevich star product formula. We study here the classical model in the Hamiltonian formalism. The phase space is the space of leaves of a Hamiltonian foliation and has a natural groupoid structure. If it is a manifold then it is a… (More)

General boundary conditions (“branes”) for the Poisson sigma model are studied. They turn out to be labeled by coisotropic submanifolds of the given Poisson manifold. The role played by these boundary conditions both at the classical and at the perturbative quantum level is discussed. It turns out to be related at the classical level to the category of… (More)

The relation between random normal matrices and conformal mappings discovered by Wiegmann and Zabrodin is made rigorous by restricting normal matrices to have spectrum in a bounded set. It is shown that for a suitable class of potentials the asymptotic density of eigenvalues is uniform with support in the interior domain of a simple smooth curve.

- Giovanni Felder
- 2002

We present an elliptic version of Selberg's integral formula.

We review and extend the Alexandrov–Kontsevich– Schwarz–Zaboronsky construction of solutions of the Batalin–Vilkovisky classical master equation. In particular, we study the case of sigma models on manifolds with boundary. We show that a special case of this construction yields the Batalin–Vilkovisky action functional of the Poisson sigma model on a disk.… (More)

- Giovanni Felder, Alexander Varchenko
- 1996

We describe representation theory of the elliptic quantum group Eτ,η(sl2). It turns out that the representation theory is parallel to the representation theory of the Yangian Y (sl2) and the quantum loop group Uq(s̃l2). We introduce basic notions of representation theory of the elliptic quantum group Eτ,η(sl2) and construct three families of modules:… (More)