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Mathematische Physik

Oberseminar Deformationsquantisierung und Geometrie: ``Shifted contact structures on differentiable stacks'' by Antonio Maglio (Università degli Studi di Salerno)

Datum: 17.11.2023, 14:00 Uhr
Kategorie: Seminar, Veranstaltung
Ort: Hubland Nord, Geb. 30, SE30

Abstract: We propose a definition of +1-shifted contact structure on a differentiable stack, thus laying the foundations of +1-shifted contact geometry. As a side result, we will show that the kernel of a multiplicative 1-form on a Lie groupoid (might not exist as a vector bundle of Lie groupoids but) it always exists as a vector bundle of differentiable stacks and it carries a stacky version of the curvature of a distribution. Prequantum bundles over +1-shifted symplectic groupoids provide examples of +1-shifted contact structures. Time permitting, we will discuss 0-shifted contact structures which are, in some aspects, surprisingly more complicated than +1-shifted ones. This is joint work with A. G. Tortorella and L. Vitagliano.