SMS scnews item created by James East at Mon 22 Jun 2009 1345
Type: Seminar
Distribution: World
Expiry: 26 Jun 2009
Calendar1: 26 Jun 2009 1205-1255
CalLoc1: Carslaw 375

Algebra Seminar

Group gradings on finite-dimensional simple Lie algebras

Mikhail Kotchetov

Friday June 26, 12:05--12:55pm, Carslaw 375


Group gradings on algebras, especially simple algebras, have been extensively studied since the 1960s. In particular, gradings on Lie algebras arise in the theory of symmetric spaces, Kac-Moody algebras, and Lie coloralgebras. In the context of simple Lie algebras, it suffices to consider only gradings by abelian groups (since the support of any grading generates an abelian group). In 1968, V. Kac classified all gradings by cyclic groups on finite-dimensional simple Lie algebras. The study of gradings by arbitrary abelian groups on these algebras was started in the works by J. Patera and H. Zassenhaus in the late 1980s. We will discuss recent progress in this area.


After the seminar we will take the speaker to lunch.

See the Algebra Seminar web page for information about other seminars in the series.

James East

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