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Graduate Algebra and Representation Theory Seminar

 A Brief Introduction to the Representation Theory of Lie Algebras

Songhao Zhu, Rutgers University

Location:  GSL - Room 701
Date & time: Thursday, 20 September 2018 at 10:00AM - 11:00AM

Abstract: The study of Lie algebra is one of the central subjects studied in representation theory. Why do we care about them in the first place? What do we mean by 'we care'? In specific, concepts and theorems on structures, classification of semisimple Lie algebras, and their modules, will be presented. Classical examples with various applications in other fields will be discussed, as well as for the purpose of supporting the concepts introduced. Poor illustrations will possibly be drawn on the blackboard with very poor skills in contrast to the beautiful ideas behind them.

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