Odd dimensional generalized geometry

GAP Seminar

Meeting Details

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

Speaker: Marco Aldi, Virginia Commonwealth University

Abstract: Generalized geometry is the study of the geometry of the generalized tangent bundle (direct sum of the tangent and cotangent bundle) of a manifold. Partly because of the connection with supersymmetric sigma-models, most of the literature on generalized geometry specializes to even-dimensional manifolds. The odd-dimensional case, pioneered by Wade and Poon, is much less understood. In this talk we report on some recent progress (joint work with Daniele Grandini) on odd-dimensional generalized geometry including a spinorial formulation and T-duality.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number: 106 McAllister

Date: 04/15/2014

Time: 2:30pm - 3:30pm