SMRI Algebra and Geometry Online, 6 May: Shun-Jen Cheng – Representation theory of exceptional Lie superalgebras

SMRI Algebra and Geometry Online Seminar
Representation theory of exceptional Lie superalgebras
Shun-Jen Cheng (Institute of Mathematics, Academia Sinica)
Thursday, 6 May 2021, 15:30–17:00 AEST (Sydney)
Location: The Quadrangle S227 (University of Sydney staff, students and affiliates only) and via Zoom

Abstract: In the first half of the talk we shall introduce the notion of Lie superalgebras, and then give a quick outline of the classification of finite-dimensional complex simple Lie superalgebras.

In the second part of the talk we shall discuss the representation theory of these Lie superalgebras and explain the irreducible character problem in the BGG category. Our main focus will be on our computation of the irreducible characters for two of the exceptional Lie superalgebras. This part is based on recent joint works with C.-W. Chen, L. Li, and W. Wang.

Please register to attend.
The seminar will be held online via Zoom. You will be sent a confirmation email with connection details.

This seminar will be recorded (participants only when asking questions) and made available on the SMRI Youtube channel.

Larissa Fedunik-Hofman