Lie theory and geometry of groupoids

Speaker: 

Henrique Bursztyn

Affiliation: 

IMPA - Brazil

Date: 

Fri, 31/01/2014 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Venue: 

RC-4082, Red Centre Building, UNSW

Abstract: 

The talk will give a general introduction to Lie algebroids and Lie groupoids, mostly through examples. These objects permeate mathematics and can be naturally found in a variety of contexts (such as topology, foliations, Poisson geometry, group actions, in the transition from classical to noncommutative geometries etc). I will emphasize Lie-theoretic aspects of the theory, illustrating when/how known results for Lie algebras and Lie groups carry over to the realm of algebroids and groupoids, and comment on recent results and applications.

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