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Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

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Title:The adjoint representation of a Lie algebroid
Seminar:GAP Seminar
Speaker:Rajan Mehta, Penn State University
Abstract:
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.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB106
Date:04 / 10 / 2012
Time:02:30pm - 03:30pm