Semisimple and nilpotent orbits in semisimple Lie algebras
The Jordan Normal form gives a parametrization of the similarity classes of matrices. In particular, there are only finitely many similarity classes of nilpotent matrices and infinitely many for diagonal matrices. This concept will be generalised to any semisimple Lie algebra. The seminar deals with the classification of nilpotent and semisimple orbits and their description from a combinatorial, topological and symplectic geometry point of view.
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Prerequisites: Basic knowledge on algebraic groups and Lie algebras
First informal meeting: Monday 14.07.2008 18:15 Kleiner Hoersaal
(Changed) Friday: 12-2
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