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### Pfaffian elements and anomalies

If $X$ is a compact even dimensional spin manifold, then we have a family of chiral Dirac operators parametrized by $Met(X)$, the (infinite dimensional) manifold of Riemannian metrics on $X$. This is ...
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### Definition of Clifford super-connections

I have some questions concerning the definition of Clifford super-connections in Heat Kernels and Dirac Operators: Definition 3.39. If $A$ is a super-connection on a Clifford module $E\to M$, we say ...
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### Proof that $[[D^2,f],f]=2[D,f]^2$

Let $E$ be a Clifford module with Clifford multiplication $c$. On page 117 of Heat Kernels and Dirac Operators it is claimed that "any operator satisfying \begin{equation}\tag{1} \forall f \in C^\...
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### Can any Clifford module bundle be extended to a Dirac bundle?

I assume that the question in the title is clear, so let me talk about its relevance: According to theorem 4.3 in Heat Kernels and Dirac Operators the index theorem \begin{equation}\tag{1} \mathrm{ind}...
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### "The index is independent of the Dirac operator"

Fix a Clifford module bundle $E$ on a compact Riemannian manifold $M$ and let $D_0$ and $D_1$ be two Dirac operators (compatible with the Clifford action). The proof of the Atiyah-Singer index theorem ...
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### An integral similar to the Delta function [closed]

I have an integral on the form $\int_{-\infty}^{\infty} e^{-k \omega' |\tau|} e^{i \tau(\omega'-\omega)} d\tau$ that I would like to simplify (or basically solve). This indeed comes from a problem ...
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### Need to prove $uD\psi=\frac{n}{2} \text{grad}(u)\cdot\psi$

I'm reading Thomas Friedrich's article "On the conformal relation between twistors and Killing spinors" and I'm stuck in a part of the proof of proposition 3 (page 64), which states: ...
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### A proof that the analytic index for families is multiplicative

I am looking for a detailed proof of the analytic index for families (of geometrically defined Dirac operators is good enough and assuming the existence of the kernel bundle) is multiplicative. Any ...
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### Yamabe operator, conformal transformations and square of the Dirac operator

On an $(M,g)$ compact n-dimensional Riemannian manifold the Yamabe operator $Y = 4(n-1)/(n-2)L + s$, where $L$ is the Laplacian and $s$ is the scalar curvature is conformally covariant, which for me ...
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### An equality regarding Dirac operator

Let S be a spinor bundle on a closed Riemannian manifold M, with a spin connection A. Then for a spinor field $\phi$, we know \begin{align*} \frac{1}{2}\Delta|\phi|^2=\langle \nabla_A^*\nabla_A \phi,\...
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### Spectral flow of Dirac operator twisted by instanton

Suppose $E$ is a $SU(2)$-bundle over a closed three manifold $M$ and $S$ is the spinor bundle over $M$. Also assume $D_{A(t)}:\Gamma(S\otimes_{\mathbb c} E)\to \Gamma(S\otimes_{\mathbb c} E)$ is a ...
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### Realization of limit of discrete series using Dirac operators

I wonder if there is a geometric realization of limit of discrete series in the flavor of Atiyah-Schmid or Parthasarathy realizing discrete series using Dirac operators on G/K. I know you can see ...
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### What's "geometric algebra"?

Sometimes one bumps into the name "geometric algebra" (henceforth "GA"), in the sense of this Wikipedia article. Other names appear in that context such as "vector manifold", "pseudoscalar", and "...
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### Can spin structures and Arf invariants be defined in terms of local quantities, like Chern classes and Chern numbers?

I'm interested in if it's possible to represent a spin structure and the Arf invariant associated to it in terms of some sort of local fields. For example, the first Chern class of a complex line ...
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### Quantum corrections to geometry

In this video Alain Connes made a comment about the ,,quantum corrections'' of the geometry. I would like to understand this notion in some details since I haven't found anything about this in the ...
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### Dirac operator on a Morita equivalent algebra

Let $(A,H,D)$ be a spectral triple and let $B$ be an algebra which is Morita equivalent to $A$. Then there exists a finitely generated, projective $A$ module $E$ such that $B=End_A(E)$. Endow $E$ with ...
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### Is Witten's proof of the positive mass theorem rigorous?

I noticed that the only official reason given for awarding Edward Witten the Fields medal was his 1981 proof of the positive mass theorem with spinors, so I was assuming that the proof was fully ...
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### Relate two different mod 2 indices: $\eta$ invariant and the number of zero modes of Dirac operator, associated to SU(2)

My major question in this post here is that: How can we relate the following two mod 2 indices: $\eta$ invariant, the number of the zero modes of the Dirac operator $N_0'$ mod 2, associated to ...
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### Optimal control problem with spike source and "split" state

For $p \in \mathbb{R}$, consider the following problem: \begin{equation} \label{1} \begin{cases} \operatorname{div}(a \nabla u ) = p\delta_{x_0} \quad \text{in } \Omega \\ u=0 \quad \text{on } \...
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### Eta-Invariant and Atiyah-Patodi-Singer Index Theorem

In Quantum Field Theory and Jones Polynomial (equation 2.16), Witten used a formula relating the APS eta-invariant to the Chern-Simons action. Witten claimed that it is derived from the Atiyah-Patodi-...
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### One question about the $\eta$ invariant

This question is from the paper, The Analysis of Elliptic Families II. Dirac Operators, Eta Invariants, and the Holonomy Theorem, Commun. Math. Phys. 107, 103-163 (1986) --- Proposition 2.8. Suppose ...
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### Bochner formula in different forms

I am looking for a reference (better a book) that contain integral Bochner formulas for domains with boundary (I need it for 1-forms and functions only). For example I will need the following formula:...
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### Question on a paper by U. Krähmer ("Dirac operators on quantum flag manifolds")

I don't know if this is an adequate question for MO. But I cannot understand many aspects of the said paper https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1023%2FB%3AMATH.0000027748.64886.23.pdf by ...
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### Idea of Dirac operator on quantum groups

This is a somewhat unexact question. I would like to now more on the principle of the Dirac operator, especially for quantum groups. I have learned in some articles about the Dirac operator on the ...
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### Let $\mathcal{M}(\Xi)$ set of all probability destributions on $\Xi$. Supremum over $\mathcal{M}(\Xi)$ is equal to sup over Dirac distributions

This doubt is born because I am reading an article in this link in pag 12 in order to use these ideas to prove another problem that raised me. My doubt is following: Let $(\Xi,\mathcal{E})$ be a ...
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### The first eigenfunction of Dirac operator for surface

Let $M$ be a spherical oriented surface with Riemannian metric and with trivial spin structure. We know that the equation $$D \phi = \rho \phi$$, where $\rho: M\rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ is a real scalar ...
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### General questions on the eigenfunctions of Laplacian and Dirac operators

We know that the eigenvalues of the Laplacian contains a lot of information of a Riemannian manifold, but they do not determine the full information ( Hearing the shape of a drum). And the ...
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The general question is: What is known about the eta invariants of fiber bundles? The particular case I am interested in is the following. The fiber bundle is a bundle $S$ of even-dimensional round ...