22/06/2016, 14:30 — 15:30 — Room P3.10, Mathematics Building
Kowshik Bettadapura, Australian National University
Deformations of Super-Riemann Surfaces
In this talk I will detail aspects of the deformation theory of super-Riemann surfaces, in the spirit of Kodaira and Spencer. The goal is to argue a relation between: (1) deformations of super-Riemann surfaces; and (2) the obstruction theory of these deformations (to be thought of as complex supermanifolds). With this relation the consequences of a vanishing Kodaira-Spencer map of a deformation, in a particular instance, will become apparent and will lead on to further questions.