Cahit Arf Lecture 2019 by Geordie Williamson

Geordie Williamson

Department of Mathematics
The University of Sydney
https://www.maths.usyd.edu.au/u/geordie/

Representation theory and geometry

Date: September 26, 2019
at 15:40
Place:

Cahit Arf Auditorium
Department of Mathematics
Middle East Technical University
Ankara, Turkey

Supported by

Abstract

One of the most fundamental questions in representation theory asks for a description of the simple representations. I will give an introduction to this problem with an emphasis on the representation theory of Lie groups and algebras. A recurring theme throughout the history of the subject is the appearance of geometric techniques in seemingly algebraic problems.

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