SMS scnews item created by James East at Fri 22 Oct 2010 1415
Type: Seminar
Distribution: World
Expiry: 29 Oct 2010
Calendar1: 29 Oct 2010 1205-1255
CalLoc1: Carslaw 175
Auth: jamese@bari.maths.usyd.edu.au

Algebra Seminar

Introduction to Supergeometry

Peter Donovan

Friday October 29, 12:05--12:55pm, Carslaw 175

Abstract

This discusses work of Leites, Berezin, Manin, Kac and others who used some of Grothendieck's concepts to introduce supermanifolds. The good reference is the two-volume work of Deligne, Witten and others published by the AMS around 1998. Nothing original will be stated. Deligne's claim that a consistent set of sign conventions exists will not be checked.

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After the seminar we will take the speaker to lunch.

See the Algebra Seminar web page for information about other seminars in the series.

James East james.east@sydney.edu.au


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