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Geometry and the Quantum

Chapter

Abstract

The ideas of noncommutative geometry are deeply rooted in both physics, with the predominant influence of the discovery of Quantum Mechanics, and in mathematics where it emerged from the great variety of examples of “noncommutative spaces” i.e. of geometric spaces which are best encoded algebraically by a noncommutative algebra.

Notes

Acknowledgements

I am grateful to Joseph Kouneiher and Jeremy Butterfield for their help in the elaboration of this paper.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.MathematicsCollege de France, Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques, OSU UniversityBures Sur YvetteFrance

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