University of Sydney Algebra Seminar

Peter Donovan (University of New South Wales)

Friday 29th October, 12.05-12.55pm, Carslaw 175

Introduction to Supergeometry

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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