Homotopy Poisson actions

GAP Seminar

Meeting Details

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

Speaker: Rajan Mehta, Penn State University

Abstract: A homotopy Poisson manifold is a graded manifold whose algebra of functions has an L-infinity algebra structure where all the brackets satisfy Leibniz rules. I will give an introduction to homotopy Poisson geometry, including "homotopy" versions of Poisson-Lie groups, Lie bialgebras, and Poisson actions. Then I will explain how such structures appear in the reduction of (ordinary) Poisson manifolds.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number: 106 McAllister

Date: 09/20/2011

Time: 2:30pm - 3:30pm