17. October 2019

MATHEMATICAL AND THEORETICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR

Location: Jacobs University, Bremen, Seminar Room Research III
When: 17.10.2019 13:00 - 14:00 h

Speaker: Eugenia Boffo (Jacobs University)
Title: Graded Poisson Algebra and its Applications to Gravity

Abstract: Symplectic structures with an internal integer grading on a manifold M can accommodate a metric on TM. This opens up the possibility to construct gravitational theories of very general kind starting with a graded Poisson algebra. In this talk we will review some aspects of graded geometry, hint at relations with Courant algebroids and mention how it can be applied to yield a Hilbert-Einstein-like action functional.

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