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Wavefront sets and polarizations on supermanifolds

Dappiaggi, Claudio; Gimperlein, Heiko; Murro, Simone; Schenkel, Alexander


Claudio Dappiaggi

Heiko Gimperlein

Simone Murro

Alexander Schenkel


In this paper we develop the foundations for microlocal analysis on supermanifolds. Making use of pseudodifferential operators on supermanifolds as introduced by Rempel and Schmitt, we define a suitable notion of super wavefront set for superdistributions which generalizes Dencker's polarization sets for vector-valued distributions to supergeometry. In particular, our super wavefront sets detect polarization information of the singularities of superdistributions. We prove a refined pullback theorem for superdistributions along supermanifold morphisms, which as a special case establishes criteria when two superdistributions may be multiplied. As an application of our framework, we study the singularities of distributional solutions of a supersymmetric field theory.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2017-02
Journal Journal of Mathematical Physics
Print ISSN 0022-2488
Electronic ISSN 1089-7658
Publisher AIP Publishing
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 58
Issue 2
Article Number 23504
APA6 Citation Dappiaggi, C., Gimperlein, H., Murro, S., & Schenkel, A. (2017). Wavefront sets and polarizations on supermanifolds. Journal of Mathematical Physics, 58(2),
Keywords Supermanifolds, Pseudodifferential operators, Polarized wavefront sets, Microlocal analysis, Propagation of singularities
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