Type: Seminar

Distribution: World

Expiry: 19 Aug 2011

Auth: zhangou@bari.maths.usyd.edu.au

Speaker: Professor Ian Grojnowski (Cambridge UK) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_Grojnowski Time: Friday, 12 August, at 2PM Room: RC-4082, Red Centre Building, UNSW Lunch with speaker: meeting at 12:30 at the entrance to the East Wing of Red Centre Building Title: Representation Theory and Differentiation Abstract: the Beilinson Bernstein Theorem describes representations of a Lie algebra like sl_2 in terms of modules for differential operators. I’ll explain this result, its central role in representation theory, and some arithmetic generalisations. Remark: this would be a talk for the general audience with an Algebra Seminar talk in the following week for more technical issues.