Deformation Quantization

History

The idea of deformation quantization was first proposed by Bayen, Flato, Fronsdal, Lichnerowicz and Sternheimer in 10.1016/0003-4916(78)90224-5 . In the paper Deformation quantization of Poisson Manifolds Kontsevich proved that every Poisson manifold admits a formal deformation quantization.