On the quantization of the Toda chain


On the quantization of the Toda chain

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I will consider the problem of finding the spectrum of the closed Toda and q-Toda chain. For this, I will introduce a Kernel obeying a certain fonctional equation involving the spectrum generating function. It can be solved in perturbation starting from the so called assymptotic Bethe Anzats as a first approximation and the correction involves solving a nonlinear integral equation. In the q-Toda case, an interesting modular transform shows up.


  • Dr Vincent Pasquier
    Dr Vincent Pasquier, Institut de Physique Théorique, Saclay