Introduction to Lie algebroids

19 June 2014
16:00
Brent Pym
Abstract
Lie algebroids are geometric structures that interpolate between finite-dimensional Lie algebras and tangent bundles of manifolds. They give a useful language for describing geometric situations that have local symmetries. I will give an introduction to the basic theory of Lie algebroids, with examples drawn from foliations, principal bundles, group actions, Poisson brackets, and singular hypersurfaces.
  • Junior Geometry and Topology Seminar