Thomas Krajewski

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It is known that the spin structure on a Riemannian manifold can be extended to noncommutative geometry using the notion of a spectral triple. For finite geometries, the corresponding finite spectral triples are completely described in terms of matrices and classified using diagrams. When tensorized with the ordinary space-time geometry, finite spectral(More)
Using standard field theoretical techniques, we survey pure Yang-Mills theory on the noncommutative torus, including Feynman rules and BRS symmetry. Although in general free of any infrared singularity, the theory is ultraviolet divergent. Because of an invariant regularization scheme, this theory turns out to be renormalizable and the detailed computation(More)
Following the general principles of noncommutative geometry, it is possible to define a metric on the space of pure states of the noncommutative algebra generated by the coordinates. This metric generalizes the usual Riemannian one. We investigate some general properties of this metric in the finite commutative case which corresponds to a metric on a finite(More)
We investigate the relationship between the universal topological polyno-mials for graphs in mathematics and the parametric representation of Feynman amplitudes in quantum field theory. In this first paper we consider translation invariant theories with the usual heat-kernel-based propagator. We show how the Symanzik polynomials of quantum field theory are(More)
We reinvestigate Kreimer's Hopf algebra structure of perturbative quantum field theories with a special emphasis on overlapping divergences. Kreimer first disentangles overlapping divergences into a linear combination of disjoint and nested ones and then tackles that linear combination by the Hopf algebra operations. We present a formulation where the Hopf(More)
We introduce non-linear σ-models in the framework of noncommutative geometry with special emphasis on models defined on the noncommutative torus. We choose as target spaces the two point space and the circle and illustrate some characteristic features of the corresponding σ-models. In particular we construct a σ-model instanton with topological charge equal(More)
We construct exact solitons on noncommutative tori for the type of actions arising from open string field theory. Given any projector that describes an extremum of the tachyon potential, we interpret the remaining gauge degrees of freedom as a gauge theory on the projective module determined by the tachyon. Whenever this module admits a constant curvature(More)
We define a new topological polynomial extending the Bollobás-Riordan one, which obeys a four-term reduction relation of the deletion/contraction type and has a natural behavior under partial duality. This allows to write down a completely explicit combinatorial evaluation of the polynomials, occurring in the parametric representation of the non-commutative(More)