Motives: an introductory survey for physicists

  title={Motives: an introductory survey for physicists},
  author={Abhijnan Rej and Matilde Marcolli},
  journal={arXiv: High Energy Physics - Theory},
  • A. RejM. Marcolli
  • Published 23 July 2009
  • Physics, Mathematics
  • arXiv: High Energy Physics - Theory
We survey certain accessible aspects of Grothendieck's theory of motives in arithmetic algebraic geometry for mathematical physicists, focussing on areas that have recently found applications in quantum field theory. An appendix (by Matilde Marcolli) sketches further connections between motivic theory and theoretical physics. 

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