Motives: an introductory survey for physicists
Abstract
We survey certain accessible aspects of Grothendieck's theory of motives in arithmetic algebraic geometry for mathematical physicists, focussing on areas that have recently found applications in quantum field theory. An appendix (by Matilde Marcolli) sketches further connections between motivic theory and theoretical physics.
 Publication:

arXiv eprints
 Pub Date:
 July 2009
 arXiv:
 arXiv:0907.4046
 Bibcode:
 2009arXiv0907.4046R
 Keywords:

 High Energy Physics  Theory;
 Mathematical Physics
 EPrint:
 LaTeX 35 pages, article by Abhijnan Rej with an appendix by M.Marcolli. Version II/Final: cosmetic changes to bibliography, added a small subsection on triangulated categories to section 6. Accepted for publication in the MPIMBonn "Renormalization, combinatorics and physics" proceedings volume