Cahit Arf Lecture 2019 by Geordie Williamson

Geordie Williamson

Department of Mathematics
The University of Sydney

Representation theory and geometry

Date: September 26, 2019
at 15:40

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

Supported by


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.