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Thom isomorphism and Pushforward map in twisted Ktheory
"... Abstract. We establish the Thom isomorphism in twisted Ktheory for any real vector bundle and develop the pushforward map in twisted Ktheory for any differentiable proper map f: X → Y (not necessarily Koriented). The pushforward map generalizes the pushforward map in ordinary Ktheory for any K ..."
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Abstract. We establish the Thom isomorphism in twisted Ktheory for any real vector bundle and develop the pushforward map in twisted Ktheory for any differentiable proper map f: X → Y (not necessarily Koriented). The pushforward map generalizes the pushforward map in ordinary Ktheory for any Koriented differentiable proper map and the AtiyahSinger index theorem of Dirac operators on Clifford modules. For Dbranes satisfying FreedWitten’s anomaly cancellation condition in a manifold with a nontrivial Bfield, we associate a canonical element in the twisted Kgroup to get the socalled Dbrane charges. Contents
Differentiable Stacks and Gerbes
, 2008
"... We introduce differentiable stacks and explain the relationship with Lie groupoids. Then we study S¹bundles and S¹gerbes over differentiable stacks. In particular, we establish the relationship between S¹gerbes and groupoid S¹central extensions. We define connections and curvings for groupoid S¹ ..."
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We introduce differentiable stacks and explain the relationship with Lie groupoids. Then we study S¹bundles and S¹gerbes over differentiable stacks. In particular, we establish the relationship between S¹gerbes and groupoid S¹central extensions. We define connections and curvings for groupoid S¹central extensions extending the corresponding notions of Brylinski, Hitchin and Murray for S¹gerbes over manifolds. We develop a ChernWeil theory of characteristic classes in this general setting by presenting a construction of Chern classes and DixmierDouady classes in terms of analogues of connections and curvatures. We also describe a prequantization result for both S¹bundles and S¹gerbes extending the wellknown result of Weil and Kostant. In particular, we give an explicit construction of S¹central extensions with prescribed curvaturelike data.
Topological and smooth stacks
"... Abstract. We review the basic definition of a stack and apply it to the topological and smooth settings. We then address two subtleties of the theory: the correct definition of a “stack over a stack ” and the distinction between small stacks (which are algebraic objects) and large stacks (which are ..."
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Abstract. We review the basic definition of a stack and apply it to the topological and smooth settings. We then address two subtleties of the theory: the correct definition of a “stack over a stack ” and the distinction between small stacks (which are algebraic objects) and large stacks (which are generalized spaces). 1.
Geometric quantization of Hamiltonian actions of Lie algebroids and Lie groupoids
 Int. J. Geom. Methods Mod. Phys
"... We construct Hermitian representations of Lie algebroids and associated unitary representations of Lie groupoids by a geometric quantization procedure. For this purpose we introduce a new notion of Hamiltonian Lie algebroid actions. The first step of our procedure consists of the construction of a p ..."
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We construct Hermitian representations of Lie algebroids and associated unitary representations of Lie groupoids by a geometric quantization procedure. For this purpose we introduce a new notion of Hamiltonian Lie algebroid actions. The first step of our procedure consists of the construction of a prequantization line bundle. Next, we discuss a version of Kähler quantization suitable for this setting. We proceed by defining a MarsdenWeinstein quotient for our setting and prove a “quantization commutes with reduction ” theorem. We explain how our geometric quantization procedure relates to a possible orbit method for Lie groupoids. Finally, we investigate the functorial behaviour of these constructions under generalized morphisms of groupoids. Our theory encompasses the geometric quantization of symplectic manifolds, Hamiltonian Lie algebra actions, actions of families of Lie groups, and foliations, as well as some general constructions from differential geometry.
A Stringy product on twisted orbifold Ktheory
"... Abstract. In this paper we define an associative stringy product for the twisted orbifold K–theory of a compact, almost complex orbifold X. This product is defined on the twisted K–theory τ Korb(∧X) of the inertia orbifold ∧X, where the twisting gerbe τ is assumed to be in the image of the inverse t ..."
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Abstract. In this paper we define an associative stringy product for the twisted orbifold K–theory of a compact, almost complex orbifold X. This product is defined on the twisted K–theory τ Korb(∧X) of the inertia orbifold ∧X, where the twisting gerbe τ is assumed to be in the image of the inverse transgression H 4 (BX, Z) → H 3 (B ∧ X, Z). 1.
Momentum Maps and Morita Equivalence
, 2003
"... We introduce quasisymplectic groupoids and explain their relation with momentum map theories. This approach enables us to unify into a single framework various momentum map theories, including the ordinary Hamiltonian Gspaces, Lu’s momentum maps of Poisson group actions, and group valued momentum ..."
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We introduce quasisymplectic groupoids and explain their relation with momentum map theories. This approach enables us to unify into a single framework various momentum map theories, including the ordinary Hamiltonian Gspaces, Lu’s momentum maps of Poisson group actions, and group valued momentum maps of Alekseev–Malkin–Meinrenken. More precisely, we carry out the following program: (1) Define and study properties of quasisymplectic groupoids; (2) Study the momentum map theory defined by a quasisymplectic groupoid Γ ⇒ P. In particular, we study the reduction theory and prove that J −1 (O)/Γ is a symplectic manifold (even though ωX ∈ Ω 2 (X) may be degenerate), where O ⊂ P is a groupoid orbit. More generally, we prove that the intertwiner space (X1 ×P X2)/Γ between two Hamiltonian Γspaces X1 and X2 is a symplectic manifold (whenever it is a smooth manifold); (3) Study Morita equivalence of quasisymplectic groupoids. In particular, we prove that Morita equivalent quasisymplectic groupoids give rise to equivalent momentum map theories. Moreover the intertwiner space (X1 ×P X2)/Γ is independent of the Morita equivalence. As a result, we recover various wellknown results concerning equivalence of momentum maps including the AlekseevGinzburgWeinstein linearization theorem and the Alekseev–Malkin–Meinrenken equivalence theorem between quasiHamiltonian spaces and Hamiltonian loop group spaces.
GROUPOID COHOMOLOGY AND EXTENSIONS
, 2006
"... Abstract. We show that Haefliger’s cohomology for étale groupoids, Moore’s cohomology for locally compact groups and the Brauer group of a locally compact groupoid are all particular cases of sheaf (or Čech) cohomology for topological simplicial spaces. 1. ..."
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Abstract. We show that Haefliger’s cohomology for étale groupoids, Moore’s cohomology for locally compact groups and the Brauer group of a locally compact groupoid are all particular cases of sheaf (or Čech) cohomology for topological simplicial spaces. 1.
Gerbes and twisted orbifold quantum cohomology 1
, 2005
"... An important part of stringy orbifold theory is the various twistings the theory possesses. Unfortunately, it is also the part of stringy orbifold theory that we understand the least. For example, for the untwisted theory, we have a rather complete conjectural answer to its ..."
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An important part of stringy orbifold theory is the various twistings the theory possesses. Unfortunately, it is also the part of stringy orbifold theory that we understand the least. For example, for the untwisted theory, we have a rather complete conjectural answer to its