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The Duistermaat-Heckman distribution for the based loop group (Livestream from PI)

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Speaker: 
Lisa Jeffrey
Affiliation: 
University of Toronto
Date: 
Tue, 2018-08-14 16:30 - 17:30
Location: 
MPIM Lecture Hall

The based loop group is an infinite-dimensional manifold equipped with a Hamiltonian action of a finite dimensional torus. This was studied by Atiyah and Pressley. We investigate the Duistermaat--Heckman distribution using the theory of hyperfunctions. In applications involving Hamiltonian actions on infinite-dimensional manifolds, this theory is necessary to accommodate the existence of the infinite order differential operators which aries from the isotropy representation on the tangent spaces to fixed points. (Joint work with James Mracek)

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