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.