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Algebraic Geometry

Hamiltonian methods in Integrable Systems

The course is centered on the Hamiltonian aspects of integrable systems of Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations, with a focus on the geometrical side. After having reviewed the relevant notions of symplectic and Poisson geometry the following issues will be discussed

i) Group actions on Poisson manifolds and the Marsden-Weinstein reduction theorem.

ii) Distributions and the Marsden-Ratiu and Dirac reduction schemes.

iii) Lie-Poisson structures on duals of Lie algebras.

iv) Bihamiltonian structures

Noncommutative Geometry

The course focuses on the latest ’layer’ Riemannian and Spin of Noncommutative Geometry (NCG). Its central concept, due to A. Connes, is ’spectral triple’ which consists of an algebra of operators on a Hilbert space and an analogue of the Dirac operator. A prototype is the canonical spectral triple of a Riemannian spin manifold which will be described starting with the basic notions of multi-linear algebra and differential geometry.

Introduction to Topological Field Theories

The course provides a brief introduction to Topological Field Theories as infinite dimensional generalisation of classical localisation formulae in equivariant cohomology. It starts with an introduction to these latter subjects (Duistermaat-Heckman theorem, equivariant cohomology and Atiyah-Bott formula) and their extension on supermanifolds. It then continues supersymmetric quantum mechanics and its relation with Morse theory, gradient flow lines and Morse-Smale-Witten complex.


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