I am a beginner and I want to learn about deformation quantization. Please suggest me with which book or notes, I should start?

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    $\begingroup$ Do you have something specific you would like to deform? $\endgroup$ – AHusain May 13 '16 at 11:01
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    $\begingroup$ If you read German, try S. Waldmann's _ Poisson-Geometrie und Deformationsquantisierung. Eine Einführung._ (Springer, 2007). $\endgroup$ – Igor Khavkine May 13 '16 at 12:26
  • $\begingroup$ you might find this a titch useful mathoverflow.net/questions/243845/… $\endgroup$ – geocalc33 Mar 4 '20 at 15:59

Unfortunately, there is no real textbook on DQ around. One has Fedosov's book on his construction of star products including a detailed exposition of his index theorem.

There is a chapter on DQ in the recent Poisson geometry book by Laurent-Gengoux, Pichereau, Vanhaecke.

In the conference proceedings of the PQR2003 by Gutt, Rawnsley, and Sternheimer one finds some introductory texts, too.

Concerning the formality theorem of Kontsevich, one has the recent booklet by Esposito, which explains nicely the context (but does not contain the proof of the theorem)

You can also find lecture notes by Simone Gutt "Variations on DQ" or so, they should be on the arXiv somewhere, or on her homepage (?)

And, yes, as Igor mentioned, if you're not too afraid of german, then there is my german textbook on Poisson geometry and DQ with quite a bit of details.


In addition to the references pointed out by Stefan, I would like to add

  • Déformation, quantification, et théorie de Lie, by Catteno, Keller, and Torossian (Part I and Part III are actually in English, despite the french title), which you can find e.g. at http://imperium.lenin.ru/~kaledin/math/synthese4.pdf

  • Deformation quantization: a survey, by Martin Bordemann.


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