For more information about this meeting, contact Ping Xu, Nigel Higson, Mathieu Stienon.
|Title:||Integration of Courant algebroids and Dirac structures|
|Speaker:||Rajan Mehta, Smith College|
|In this talk, I will describe the construction of a certain infinite-dimensional simplicial manifold that can be associated to any manifold M. This simplicial manifold possesses a natural symplectic structure, and it essentially contains every possible Dirac structure on M. This construction provides a completely transparent explanation of the result, originally due to Bursztyn-Crainic-Weinstein-Zhu, that Dirac structures integrate to presymplectic groupoids.|
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|Date:||10 / 29 / 2013|
|Time:||02:30pm - 03:30pm|