Braverman, Maxim

Consider a flat vector bundle F over compact Riemannian manifold M and let f be a self-indexing Morse function on M. Let g be a smooth Euclidean metric on F. Set g_t=exp(-2tf)g and let \rho(t) be the Ray-Singer analytic torsion of F associated to the metric g_t. Assuming that the vector field $grad f$ satisfies the Morse-Smale transversality condit...

Baldwin, P. R. Townsend, G. M.

We consider solutions to the complex Trkalian equation,~$ \vec{\nabla} \times \vc = \vc ,$ where~$\vc$ is a 3 component vector function with each component in the complex field, and may be expressed in the form~$ \vc = e^{ig} \vec{\nabla} F, $ with~$g$ real and~$F$ complex. We find, there are precisely two classes of solutions; one where~$g$ is a C...

Gotay, Mark J. Grundling, Hendrik Hurst, C.A.

We prove that there does not exist a nontrivial quantization of the Poisson algebra of the symplectic manifold S^2 which is irreducible on the subalgebra generated by the components {S_1,S_2,S_3} of the spin vector. We also show that there does not exist such a quantization of the Poisson subalgebra P consisting of polynomials in {S_1,S_2,S_3}. Fur...

Bordemann, M. Brischle, M. Emmrich, C. Waldmann, S.

We derive a closed formula for a star-product on complex projective space and on the domain $SU(n+1)/S(U(1)\times U(n))$ using a completely elementary construction: Starting from the standard star-product of Wick type on $C^{n+1} \setminus \{ 0 \}$ and performing a quantum analogue of Marsden-Weinstein reduction, we can give an easy algebraic descr...

Masson, Thierry

We define and study noncommutative generalizations of submanifolds and quotient manifolds, for the derivation-based differential calculus introduced by M.~Dubois-Violette and P.~Michor. We give examples to illustrate these definitions.

Bauer, Michel Thuillier, Frank

After a review of several methods designed to produce equivariant cohomology classes, we apply one introduced by Berline, Getzler and Vergne, to get a family of representatives of the universal Thom class of a vector bundle. Surprisingly, this family does not contain the representative given by Matha\"{\i} and Quillen. However it contains a particu...

Nurowski, P.

We consider sphere bundles P and P' of totally null planes of maximal dimension and opposite self-duality over a 4-dimensional manifold equipped with a Weyl or Riemannian geometry. The fibre product PP' of P and P' is found to be appropriate for the encoding of both the selfdual and the Einstein-Weyl equations for the 4-metric. This encoding is rea...

Duplij, Steven

Supersymmetry contains initially noninvertible objects, but it is common to deal with the invertible ones only, factorizing former in some extent. We propose to reconsider this ansatz and try to redefine such fundamental notions as supermanifolds, fiber bundles and homotopies using some weakening invertibility conditions. The prefix semi- reflects ...

Biswas, Indranil Nag, Subhashis

In an earlier paper [Acta Mathematica, v. 176, 1996, 145-169, alg-geom/9505024 ] the present authors and Dennis Sullivan constructed the universal direct system of the classical Teichm\"uller spaces of Riemann surfaces of varying genus. The direct limit, which we called the universal commensurability Teichm\"uller space, $T_{infty}$, was shown to c...

Razumov, A.V. Saveliev, M.V.

We discuss a Lie algebraic and differential geometry construction of solutions to some multidimensional nonlinear integrable systems describing diagonal metrics on Riemannian manifolds, in particular those of zero and constant curvature. Here some special solutions to the Lam\'e and Bourlet type equations, determining by n arbitrary functions of on...