Instructor: Marco Gualtieri
Tuesday + Thursday 11-12:30, room 2-255
COURSE OUTLINE (PDF)
Completed course notes (several errors, should be viewed as preliminary) (PDF)
PROBLEM SET 1 (PDF)
PROBLEM SET 2 (PDF)
PROBLEM SET 3 (PDF)
PROBLEM SET 4 (PDF)
PROBLEM SET 5 (PDF)
PROBLEM SET 6 (PDF)
This was an introductory (i.e. first years are welcome and expected) course in generalized geometry, with a special emphasis on Dirac geometry, as developed by Courant, Weinstein, and Severa, as well as generalized complex geometry, as introduced by Hitchin. Dirac geometry is based on the idea of unifying the geometry of a Poisson structure with that of a closed 2-form, whereas generalized complex geometry unifies complex and symplectic geometry. For this reason, the latter is intimately related to the ideas of mirror symmetry.
Here is a list of topics which will be covered in the lecture course:
I will attempt to provide periodic exercise sheets to guide your study, as well as indicate which papers and preprints are relevant for the upcoming classes.