# Kontsevich weights in the complex algebraic setting

In Kontsevich's Deformation quantization of Poisson manifolds, he gives an explicit formula for the star product: $$f \star g = fg + \sum_{n=1}^\infty \hbar^n \sum_{\Gamma \in G_n} w_\Gamma B_{\Gamma} (f, g) \tag{\ast}$$ where $B_\Gamma (f, g)$ is the bilinear operator associated to a graph $\Gamma$ and $w_\Gamma$ is a "weight", constructed as the integral of some configuration space.

I understand that the generalization of Kontsevich formality to the algebraic setting (smooth algebraic variety, possibly non-affine) is more involved and I have the following questions:

1. Is the formula for the weights in the (complex) algebraic context exactly the same as in the real and smooth case?

2. Are the weights computed "globally" or chart-by-chart, so that one has to check compatibility/gluing in an additional step?

2. weights are involved in a local formula for a start-product. Indeed, $B_\Gamma$ doesn't even make sense globally on a manifold (being differentiable, holomorphic, etc...). Hence, even in the differentiable setting, Kontsevich's local formula must be globalized. There are standard techniques to do this, but the resulting star-product is not quite explicit.
• Thank you very much for your answer. Do you know of any papers that give explicit star products on non-local varieties? (I guess in the symplectic case such a quantization could be obtained for $T^* X$ as some form of $\mathscr D_X$, but I also haven't seen the corresponding star product being given explicitly.) – Earthliŋ Jan 22 '18 at 8:24
• Consider a fibre bundle $E\to X$ together with a Poisson structure on its total space that is linear in the fibers. Then $E$ is dual to a Lie algebroid $L$. And the universal enveloping algebra of $L$ gives a deformation quantization of the fiberwise linear Poisson structure on $E$. – DamienC Feb 1 '18 at 11:59
• Would you have a reference for this? My understanding is that as a deformation quantization with parameter $\hbar$, say, one wants to consider a "homogenized" universal enveloping algebra (homogenizing the relations using the parameter $\hbar$), giving the usual enveloping algebra for $\hbar = 1$. But I haven't seen an explicit description of the bidifferential operators appearing in the star product that describe this quantization. – Earthliŋ Feb 1 '18 at 12:48
• I don't have a reference in mind. Of course one has to introduce $\hbar$ in the defining relations for the universal envelopping algebra: $e_1e_2-e_2e_1=\hbar[e_1,e_2]$, $ef-fe=\hbar\rho(e)(f)$. The fact that the coefficients of the deformation are bidifferential operators is a property that can be checked locally, and that is a consequence of the PBW theorem for Lie algebroids (see e.g. the paper of Nistor-Weinstein-Xu: arxiv.org/pdf/funct-an/9702004.pdf). – DamienC Feb 14 '18 at 18:31