Spectral geometry of the Moyal plane with harmonic propagation

  • Raimar Wulkenhaar

    University of Münster, Germany
  • Victor Gayral

    Université de Reims, France


We construct a ‘non-unital spectral triple of finite volume’ out of the Moyal product and a differential square root of the harmonic oscillator Hamiltonian. We find that the spectral dimension of this triple is but the KO-dimension is . We add another Connes–Lott copy and compute the spectral action of the corresponding Yang–Mills–Higgs model. As result, the ‘covariant coordinate’ involving the gauge field combines with the Higgs field to a unified potential, yielding a deep unification of discrete and continuous parts of the geometry.

Cite this article

Raimar Wulkenhaar, Victor Gayral, Spectral geometry of the Moyal plane with harmonic propagation. J. Noncommut. Geom. 7 (2013), no. 4, pp. 939–979

DOI 10.4171/JNCG/140