The adjoint representation of a Lie algebroid

GAP Seminar

Meeting Details

For more information about this meeting, contact Nigel Higson, Mathieu Stiénon, Ping Xu.

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: 106 McAllister

Date: 04/10/2012

Time: 2:30pm - 3:30pm