Integration of Courant algebroids and Dirac structures
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
Time: 2:30pm - 3:30pm