Dr. Sue Sierra Collouquim hosted by Math Stats Department-FR

Event Date(s):
June 18, 2014
Time(s):
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Category:
Fredericton
Location:
Fredericton

Event Details:

Dr. Sue Sierra will speak on:

The Universal Enveloping Algebra of the Virasoro Algebra is not Noetherian

Abstract:

The Virasoro algebra is an infinite-dimensional Lie algebra of great importance in physics and representation theory. We answer a long-standing question and show that its universal enveloping algebra is not noetherian. We do so by exhibiting a homomorphism from the positive part of the enveloping algebra to a polynomial ring over the Weyl algebra, and analyzing the image.

This is joint work with Chelsea Walton.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 – 1:00 p.m.

Building: Tilley Hall

Room Number: 404

Contact:

Jenn Meade
1 506 458 7376
Jenn.Meade@unb.ca