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The quantization of submanifold embeddings

Dec 06
12:30 pm o'clock to 2:00 pm o'clock
SR 02.779 (!)

Based on a joint work with D. Bahns and K. Rejzner, I describe the quantization of submanifold embeddings in the sense of an effective field theory, derived from (generalizations of) the Nambu-Goto action. Diffeomorphism invariance is dealt with in the Batalin-Vilkovisky formalism. It is shown that localized observables exist, and that there are no anomalies, for any dimension of source or target space. As an outlook, I describe first steps towards the inclusion of boundaries.