Manchester Geometry Seminar 2007/2008

Thursday 6 December 2007. The Frank Adams Room (Room 1.212), the Alan Turing Building. 4pm

Projective Connections

Jacob George (University of Manchester)

The notion of a projective connection (with various nuances in definition) appears in various areas of differential geometry and mathematical physics. I shall give a survey of various definitions of projective connections and related concepts from a more modern viewpoint. I also hope to discuss a recently discovered link of these notions with constructions from Batalin-Vilkovisky geometry, in particular the algebra of densities.