Séminaire Physique mathématique ICJ

Higher gauge theory on supermanifolds

by Dr John Huerta

Fokko du Cloux (Institut Camille Jordan)

Fokko du Cloux

Institut Camille Jordan

Université Lyon 1, Bât. Braconnier, 21 av. Claude Bernard, 69100 Villeurbanne
The Wess-Zumino-Witten model is a sigma model with target a Lie group. It is controlled by a "higher bundle" that exists on any compact simple Lie group, called the "basic gerbe". The first half of our talk will be a friendly summary of these ideas, which are due to Gawedzki and various collaborators.  In the second half, we give a progress report on our work generalizing gerbes to the context of supermanifolds. 
Organized by

Nguyen-Viet Dang