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.

## Speaker:

Marco Zambon