##### Department of Mathematics,

University of California San Diego

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### Symplectic Geometry Seminar

## Justin Roberts

#### UCSD

## Supermanifolds and symplectic geometry

##### Abstract:

I'll start by explaining enough of the theory of supermanifolds to show that the De Rham complex of an ordinary manifold should most naturally be interpreted as the ring of functions on its odd tangent bundle. (Just this fact, to me, is enough to justify taking supergeometry very seriously!) I'll then try to talk about some symplectic aspects of supergeometry - for example the quantization of odd symplectic vector spaces.

Organizer: Alvaro Pelayo

### April 29, 2016

### 4:00 PM

### AP&M 6402

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