Contractions of Poisson-Lie groups, Lie bialgebras and quantum deformations
Contractions of Poisson-Lie groups are introduced by using Lie bialgebra contractions. As an application, contractions of SL(2,R) Poisson-Lie groups leading to (1+1) Poincaré and Heisenberg structures are analysed. It is shown how the method here introduced allows a systematic construction of the Poisson structures associated to non-coboundary Lie bialgebras. Finally, it is sketched how contractions are also implemented after quantization by using the Lie bialgebra approach.