University of Sydney Algebra Seminar

Ian Grojnowski (University of Cambridge)

Wednesday 1st April, 10:05-10:55pm, Carslaw 175 (Note unusual time, date, and room!)

An introduction to the Beilinson-Bernstein theorem

I will attempt to explain, mostly for sl_2, how to study representations of Lie algebras in terms of D-modules on the flag variety (also explaining what they are!).