**Generalized geometry as a natural tool for supergravity**

I will describe how the concept of generalized geometry naturally appears in the context of supergravity theories. Using these tools of generalized geometry we can then see some of the odd features of the theory as having a geometric origin.

If time permits I will discuss a generalization of these methods developed in M theory. This would be based on a recent joint work with Mark Bugden, Fridrich Valach and Daniel Waldram.

**Host: Kurt Hinterbichler**