### Mathematics Colloquium

# Ivan Penkov

### (Jacobs University)

## "What are characters of Lie algebra representations?"

** Date: ** |
Mon, April 11, 2011 |

** Time: ** |
17:15 |

** Place: ** |
Research II Lecture Hall |

**Abstract:** Lie algebra representations are often characterized by their formal characters. I will try to explain why this is natural and useful, and most importantly I will try to explain what the character of such a representation is. The talk is purely educational.