Séminaire Physique mathématique ICJ

Higher gauge theory on supermanifolds

by Dr John Huerta

Europe/Paris
Fokko du Cloux (Institut Camille Jordan)

Fokko du Cloux

Institut Camille Jordan

Université Lyon 1, Bât. Braconnier, 21 av. Claude Bernard, 69100 Villeurbanne
Description
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