Generalized contact bundles

GAP Seminar

Meeting Details

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

Speaker: Aissa Wade, Penn State

Abstract: Generalized contact bundles are natural extensions of contact structures. They also can be viewed as odd-dimensional analogues of generalized complex structures. One of their apparent advantages is that they incorporate both coorientable and non-coorientable contact structures. A fundamental fact is that there is always a Jacobi structure underlying any given generalized contact bundle. After describing multiplicative Atiyah forms on Lie groupoids, I will give a complete characterization of generalized contact bundles having a non-degenerate associated Jacobi structure. I will then explain aspects of generalized contact bundle from the point of view of Lie algebroids and the Lie groupoids. This is a joint work with Luca Vitagliano.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number: 106 McAllister

Date: 09/15/2015

Time: 2:30pm - 3:30pm