Representation Theory and Mathematical Physics Seminar: Integration of poly-Poisson structures

Seminar | November 29 | 4-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Ivan Contreras, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign

 Department of Mathematics

Poly-Poisson geometry can be traced back to de-Donder and Weyl in 1930's. This approach leads to a poly-symplectic formulation of Lagrangian field theories, with several applications to mechanics. In this talk we address the problem of integration of poly-Poisson manifolds via Lagrangian field theories with boundary, which is a natural extension of the Poisson sigma model. Joint work with N. Martinez Alba (arXiv: 1706.0614).