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In this text we introduce the torsion of spinor connections. In terms of the torsion we give conditions on a spinor connection to produce Killing vector fields. We relate the Bianchi type identities for the torsion of spinor connections with Jacobi identities for vector fields on supermanifolds. Furthermore, we discuss applications of this notion of torsion.

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In this note we compare the spinor bundle of a Riemannian manifold $(M=M_1\times...\times M_N,g)$ with the spinor bundles of the Riemannian factors $(M_i,g_i)$. We show, that - without any holonomy conditions - the spinor bundle of $(M,g)$ for a special class of metrics is isomorphic to a bundle obtained by tensoring the spinor bundles of $(M_i,g_i)$ in an appropriate way.

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In this text we give a decomposition result on polynomial poly-vector fields generalizing a result on the decomposition of homogeneous Poisson structures. We discuss consequences of this decomposition result in particular for low dimensions and low degrees. We provide the tools to calculate simple cubic Poisson structures in dimension three and quadratic Poisson structures in dimension four. Our decomposition result has a nice effect on the relation between Poisson structures and Jacobi structures.

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We construct a geometric structure on deformed supermanifolds as a certain subalgebra of the vector fields. In the classical limit we obtain a decoupling of the infinitesimal odd and even transformations, whereas in the semiclassical limit the result is a representation of the supersymmetry algebra. In the case of mass preserving structure we describe all high energy corrections to this algebra.

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The decomposition of the spinor bundle of the spin Grassmann manifolds $G_{m,n}=SO(m+n)/SO(m)\times SO(n)$ into irreducible representations of $\mathfrak{so}(m)\oplus\mathfrak{so}(n)$ is presented. A universal construction is developed and the general statement is proven for $G_{2k+1,3}$, $G_{2k,4}$, and $G_{2k+1,5}$ for all $k$. The decomposition is used to discuss properties of the spectrum and the eigenspaces of the Dirac operator.

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We present two different families of eleven-dimensional manifolds that admit non-restricted extensions of the isometry algebras to geometric superalgebras. Both families admit points for which the superalgebra extends to a super Lie algebra; on the one hand, a family of $N=1$, $\nu={}^3\!/\!_4$ supergravity backgrounds and, on the other hand, a family of $N=1$, $\nu=1$ supergravity background. Furthermore, both families admit a point that can be identified with an $N=4$, $\nu={}^1\!/\!_2$ six-dimensional supergravity background.

Abstract:
In this text we introduce the torsion of spinor connections. In terms of the torsion we give conditions on a spinor connection to produce Killing vector fields. We relate the Bianchi type identities for the torsion of spinor connections with Jacobi identities for vector fields on supermanifolds. Furthermore, we discuss applications of this notion of torsion.

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We systematically discuss connections on the spinor bundle of Cahen-Wallach symmetric spaces. A large class of these connections is closely connected to a quadratic relation on Clifford algebras. This relation in turn is associated to the symmetric linear map that defines the underlying space. We present various solutions of this relation. Moreover, we show that the solutions we present provide a complete list with respect to a particular algebraic condition on the parameters that enter into the construction.

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We construct a two parameter family of eleven-dimensional indecomposable Cahen-Wallach spaces with irreducible, non-flat, non-restricted geometric supersymmetry of fraction $\nu=\tfrac{3}{4}$. Its compactified moduli space can be parametrized by a compact interval with two points corresponding to two non-isometric, decomposable spaces. These singular spaces are associated to a restricted $N=4$ geometric supersymmetry with $\nu=\tfrac{1}{2}$ in dimension six and a non-restricted $N=2$ geometric supersymmetry with $\nu=\tfrac{3}{4}$ in dimension nine.

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We give the definition of a duality that is applicable to arbitrary $k$-forms. The operator that defines the duality depends on a fixed form $\Omega$. Our definition extends in a very natural way the Hodge duality of $n$-forms in $2n$ dimensional spaces and the generalized duality of two-forms. We discuss the properties of the duality in the case where $\Omega$ is invariant with respect to a subalgebra of $\mathfrak{so}(V)$. Furthermore, we give examples for the invariant case as well as for the case of discrete symmetry.