Vertex Poisson algebras associated with Courant algebroids and their deformations; I

Research paper by Gaywalee Yamskulna

Indexed on: 06 Sep '05Published on: 06 Sep '05Published in: Mathematics - Quantum Algebra


This is the first of two papers on vertex Poisson algebras associated with Courant algebroids, and their deformations. In this work, we study relationships between vertex Poisson algebras and Courant algebroids. For any $\N$-graded vertex Poisson algebra $A=\coprod_{n\in\N} A_{(n)}$, we show that $A_{(1)}$ is a Courant $A_{(0)}$-algebroid. On the other hand, for any Courant $\mathcal{A}$-algebroid $\mathcal{B}$, we construct an $\N$-graded vertex Poisson algebra $A=\coprod_{n\in\N}A_{(n)}$ such that $A_{(0)}$ is $\mathcal{A}$ and the Courant $\mathcal{A}$-algebroid $A_{(1)}$ is isomorphic to $\mathcal{B}$ as a Courant $\mathcal{A}$-algebroid.