Integration of Courant algebroids and Dirac structures

GAP Seminar

Meeting Details

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

Speaker: Rajan Mehta, Smith College

Abstract: 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.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number: 106 McAllister

Date: 10/29/2013

Time: 2:30pm - 3:30pm