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By Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, Oussama Hijazi, Jean-louis Milhorat, Andrei Moroianu, Sergiu Moroianu

The publication offers an undemanding and accomplished creation to Spin Geometry, with specific emphasis at the Dirac operator, which performs a primary position in differential geometry and mathematical physics. After a self-contained presentation of the fundamental algebraic, geometrical, analytical and topological constituents, a scientific examine of the spectral houses of the Dirac operator on compact spin manifolds is performed. The classical estimates on eigenvalues and their restricting circumstances are mentioned subsequent, highlighting the sophisticated interaction of spinors and unique geometric buildings. numerous functions of those rules are awarded, together with spinorial proofs of the optimistic Mass Theorem or the class of optimistic Kähler-Einstein touch manifolds. illustration conception is used to explicitly compute the Dirac spectrum of compact symmetric areas. The certain gains of the ebook contain a unified remedy of and conformal spin geometry (with certain emphasis at the conformal covariance of the Dirac operator), an summary with proofs of the speculation of elliptic differential operators on compact manifolds in response to pseudodifferential calculus, a spinorial characterization of certain geometries, and a self-contained presentation of the representation-theoretical instruments wanted with the intention to understand spinors. This publication may also help complex graduate scholars and researchers to get extra conversant in this gorgeous, even though now not sufficiently identified, area of arithmetic with nice relevance to either theoretical physics and geometry. A ebook of the eu Mathematical Society (EMS). allotted in the Americas by way of the yank Mathematical Society.

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C/  ei D ei  c: The last relation implies c D 0. V; q/, it should be a nonzero scalar. a/ 2 K . a  b/ D ˛. t b  t a/  a  b D ˛. 19. Rn ; q R/ generated by elements of the form v1    v2k , with k  1 and kvi k D 1, for 1  i  2k. (ii) The conformal spin group CSpinn is the group Spinn  RC . 20. For n  2, the homomorphism f Spin  ´ Adj n is a nontrivial double covering of the special orthogonal group SOn . In particular for n  3, the group Spinn is the universal cover of SOn . Proof.

2. Spin groups and their representations 33 If n is odd, n is irreducible, whereas if n is even, it splits into two irreducible components n˙ . Note that since n . 1/ D Id, the canonical complex spin representation does not descend to the group SOn , and neither do its irreducible components n˙ if n is even. 34. For n even, the Clifford multiplication by the complex volume element C ! C W †n D †C n ˚ †n ! †n D †n ˚ †n ; D C C 7 ! C  D C ; is called the conjugation map. The existence of a real or quaternionic structure on the canonical complex spin representation will be discussed below.

L/ M . k/ M . k/ M . The Hermitian pairing defined above is parallel with respect to this connection. 54 2. Geometrical aspects In contrast to the Riemannian case, on a conformal manifold there is no Clifford bundle containing the tangent bundle as a sub-bundle. Some care to define the Clifford product is thus required. One possibility would be to view c as a metric on TM ˝ L 1 and define the Clifford bundle associated with this Euclidean vector bundle, as well as the Clifford product acting on weighted spinors.

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