Where is the curve in the B-model?

Where is the curve in the B-model?

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Si Li , Boston University
Fine Hall 322

We will describe a rigorous perturbative quantization of the B-twisted topological sigma-model via AKSZ-formalism on derived mapping space around constant maps. We show that the first Chern-class of the target manifold is the obstruction to the quantization, and the factorization algebra of observables on Calabi-Yau target give the expected topological correlation functions in the B-model. This is joint work with Qin Li.