|Date:||Thu, October 17, 2019|
|Place:||Research III Seminar Room|
Abstract: Symplectic structures with an internal integer grading on a manifold M can accommodate a metric on TM. This opens up the possibility to construct gravitational theories of very general kind starting with a graded Poisson algebra. In this talk we will review some aspects of graded geometry, hint at relations with Courant algebroids and mention how it can be applied to yield a Hilbert-Einstein-like action functional.