Do the Kontsevich tetrahedral flows preserve or destroy the space of Poisson bi-vectors?

Bouisaghouane, A. & Kiselev, A. V., 4-Apr-2017, In : Journal of Physics: Conference Series. 804, 1, 10 p., 012008.

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From the paper "Formality Conjecture" (Ascona 1996): I am aware of only one such a class, it corresponds to simplest good graph, the complete graph with 4 vertices (and 6 edges). This class gives a remarkable vector field on the space of bi-vector fields on d . The evolution with respect to the time t is described by the following non-linear partial differential equation: ..., where α = ∑i,j αij∂ / ∂ xi ∧ ∂ / ∂ xj is a bi-vector field on d. It follows from general properties of cohomology that 1) this evolution preserves the class of ( real-analytic ) Poisson structures , ... In fact, I cheated a little bit. In the formula for the vector field on the space of bivector fields which one get from the tetrahedron graph, an additional term is present. ... It is possible to prove formally that if α is a Poisson bracket, i.e. if [α, α] = 0 ∈ T2(d), then the additional term shown above vanishes . By using twelve Poisson structures with high-degree polynomial coefficients as explicit counter-examples, we show that both the above claims are false: neither does the first flow preserve the property of bi-vectors to be Poisson nor does the second flow vanish identically at Poisson bi-vectors. The counterexamples at hand suggest a correction to the formula for the "exotic" flow on the space of Poisson bi-vectors; in fact, this flow is encoded by the balanced sum involving both the Kontsevich tetrahedral graphs (that give rise to the flows mentioned above). We reveal that it is only the balance 1 : 6 for which the flow does preserve the space of Poisson bi-vectors.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012008
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 4-Apr-2017
Event24th International Conference on Integrable Systems and Quantum Symmetries, ISQS 2016 - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 14-Jun-201618-Jun-2016


24th International Conference on Integrable Systems and Quantum Symmetries, ISQS 2016


Prague, Czech Republic

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