Introduction to graded manifolds

11, 18 and 19th May 2009 11'30 am room 1.25
Sunday, 10 May, 2009

Graded manifolds are "manifolds where some coordinates anticommute".
Among other things, they provide a way to encode well-known
matematical structures in a geometric and concise fashion.
I plan to cover
- graded linear algebra, graded manifolds,
- how they encode $L_{\infty}$ algebras and Lie algebroids
- how they encode Poisson manifolds and Courant algebroids
- possibly some integration theory.
The minicourse will be self-contained. The first lecture will not
assume any knowledge other than linear algebra.


Marco Zambon