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Geometry and Mathematical Physics Seminar

Thursdays 3.00pm (for the

This new mathematics building is on Upper Brook Street, next to a multi-storey parking garage, opposite the former "Welsh Chapel" (now partly demolished) and the Citroën garage. It is building 46 on the campus map. See directions on the MIMS (Manchester Institute of Mathematical Sciences) page. The room is on the first floor.

Visit the **main page** to find more information about the seminar, in particular, programmes of talks for previous years. We meet about 3.50 to collect tea, then take it to the seminar room, where there will be biscuits.

** Geometry and Mathematical Physics Seminar** (informal research seminar)

Starting from 2009-2010, we alternate the Manchester Geometry Seminar (typically run fortnightly) with meetings of the informal research seminar on Geometry and Mathematical Physics. The Geometry and Mathematical Physics Seminar starts at **3pm** and runs for two hours. It starts in Frank Adams Room 2 and, after a break, continues at **4.15pm** in Frank Adams Room 1.
(Frank Adams 1 or 2 stand for the bigger or smaller part of the Frank Adams room, which is normally partitioned into two, respectively.) You can find information about the work of the seminar in the previous year here.

**Special programme: Double and Multiple Structures in Standard and Super Geometry**

This is an activity within the Geometry and Mathematical Physics Seminar framework run jointly by Dr K.C.H. Mackenzie (Sheffield) and Dr Ted Voronov, and partly funded by MIMS. See details here.

*Note: *Due to unforseen circumstances, the main seminar (the Manchester Geometry Seminar) had to remain mainly dormant in the first semester. It will resume a full-scale operation in the next semester in parallel with the Geometry and Mathematical Physics Seminar.

**October 22: Geometry and Mathematical Physics Seminar. 3pm, Frank Adams Room 2.***Special Programme on Double and Multiple Structures**Kirill Mackenzie: Integration of Lie algebras I*

At this first meeting for the session, KM will speak on the integrability of Lie algebroids, following Crainic and Fernandes. Probably it will be necessary to start from the recollection of integration of Lie algebras by the Duistermaat-Kolk method.**November 5: Geometry and Mathematical Physics Seminar. 3pm, Frank Adams Room 2.***Special Programme on Double and Multiple Structures**Kirill Mackenzie: Integration of Lie algebras II*

KM will continue his lectures with the general aim of understanding the integrability of Lie algebroids, following Crainic and Fernandes. He will go on with the recollection of integration of Lie algebras by the Duistermaat-Kolk method. He will continue from last time, treating the variation formula and the calculation of the infinitesimal structure.**November 19: Geometry and Mathematical Physics Seminar. 3pm, Frank Adams Room 2.***Special Programme on Double and Multiple Structures**Kirill Mackenzie: Integration of Lie algebroids I*

KM will continue his lectures with the general aim of understanding the integrability of Lie algebroids, following Crainic and Fernandes. This time Kirill will begin to treat the aspects which are new in the case of Lie algebroids.-
**December 10:****Manchester Geometry Seminar. 4.15pm, Frank Adams Room 2.**

Prof. Victor Buchstaber, (Steklov Mathematical Institute and University of Manchester): A new class of polynomials:*composition polynomials*

**Both seminars will resume their work after the Christmas break.**

**Merry Christmas!**

*Ted Voronov. 4 (17) December 2009*