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|Title:||The adjoint representation of a Lie algebroid|
|Speaker:||Rajan Mehta, Penn State University|
|One of the difficulties with the theory of Lie algebroids has been the lack of a natural notion of adjoint representation. Various notions of "representations up to homotopy" have been defined, but they require the choice of a connection. I will describe a supergeometric model for the adjoint representation that is both canonical and geometrically intuitive. I will explain how this model relates to deformation theory and secondary characteristic classes for Lie algebroids.|
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|Date:||04 / 10 / 2012|
|Time:||02:30pm - 03:30pm|