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30.03.2016 (Wednesday)

On Killing superalgebras and filtered deformations

Exceptional Seminar Andrea Santi (University of Edinburgh, Marie-Curie INdAM)

13:15 KCL
room K4.31

I will present ongoing work with J. Figueroa-O’Farrill and P. de Medeiros on the algebraic structure of Lie superalgebras $g = g_0 \oplus g_1$ generated by Killing spinors. I will explain how any $g$ can be regarded as an appropriate deformation of a subalgebra of the Poincaré superalgebra and discuss applications to the classification of supersymmetric supergravity backgrounds and the geometries admitting rigidly supersymmetric field theories.