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Room 3.08, Building 6, Gualtar Campus, University of Minho

Viviana del Barco, Universidade Estadual de Campinas

$G_2$-instantons on nilpotent Lie groups

In this talk we will discuss recent advancements on $G_2$-instantons on 7-dimensional 2-step nilpotent Lie groups endowed with a left-invariant coclosed $G_2$-structures. I will present necessary and sufficient conditions for the characteristic connection of the $G_2$-structure to be an instanton, in terms of the torsion of the $G_2$-structure, the torsion of the connection and the Lie group structure. These conditions allow to show that the metrics corresponding to the $G_2$-instantons define a naturally reductive structure on the simply connected 2-step nilpotent Lie group with left-invariant Riemannian metric. This is a joint work with Andrew Clarke and Andrés Moreno.