Jacobi manifolds and their coisotropics
Speaker: Luca Vitagliano, UniversitÃ degli Studi di Salerno
Abstract: Jacobi structures on manifolds were introduced by Kirillov and Lichnerowicz in the 70s. They generalize and unify several interesting geometric structures like Poisson, contact and locally conformal symplectic structures. The talk is divided into two parts. In the first part I will review the fundamentals of the geometry of Jacobi structures. In particular, I will present several examples and a local form theorem. The second part is more technical and it is based on joint work with HÃ´ng VÃ¢n LÃª, Yong-Geun Oh and Alfonso Tortorella: I will discuss coisotropic submanifolds of Jacobi manifolds and the L-infinity algebra controlling their formal deformations.
Room Reservation Information
Room Number: 106 McAllister
Time: 2:30pm - 3:30pm