Lie bialgebroid

(…something like “Lie algebroid internal to Lie algebroids”, but subtle…)

Given a Lie algebroid $A$ together with the structure of a Lie algebroid $A^*$ on the dual of the vector bundle underlying $A$, the interpretation of a Lie algebroids as a supermanifold as described at Lie infinity-algebroid induces two notions of differentials $d_A$ and $d_{A^*}$ and two notions of Schouten brackets.

A pairs $(A,A^*)$ of Lie algebroids is a **Lie bialgebroid** if these differentials are derivations of the corresponding Schouten brackets.

See for instance definition 2.2.2 in *Roytenberg99*.

- Every Lie bialgebroid $(A,A*)$ induces the structure of a Courant algebroid on $E := A \oplus A^*$. This is theorem 2.3.3 in
*Roytenberg99*. For $A = T X$ the tangent Lie algebroid of a manifold $X$, this is the crucial fact underlying generalized complex geometry.

**Roytenberg99**Dmitry Roytenberg,*Courant algebroids, derived brackets and even symplectic supermanifolds*(arXiv)

Revised on March 1, 2009 03:31:50
by Toby Bartels
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