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Type: Seminar
Distribution: World
Expiry: 29 Oct 2010
Calendar1: 29 Oct 2010 1205-1255
CalLoc1: Carslaw 175

Algebra Seminar

Introduction to Supergeometry

Peter Donovan

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


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.


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

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