SMS scnews item created by Anthony Henderson at Thu 24 Apr 2008 1741
Type: Seminar
Distribution: World
Expiry: 2 May 2008
Calendar1: 2 May 2008 1205-1255
CalLoc1: Carslaw 373
CalTitle1: Algebra Seminar: Gow -- Yangians of Lie superalgebras

Algebra Seminar

Yangians of Lie superalgebras

Lucy Gow

2nd May, 12:05-12:55pm, Carslaw 373


Yangians associated with Lie superalgebras have many applications in physics, but their algebraic structure is perhaps not as well understood as that of Yangians of classical Lie algebras. I will give an algebraic introduction to the Yangians of the general linear and special linear Lie superalgebras. In particular I will describe the relationship between the two and describe the centre of the Yangian Y(gl_{M|N}). This is a presentation of the results in my PhD thesis completed last year with Alex Molev.