School Seminars and Colloquia

Hyperbolic Kac-Moody symmetry, actions on buildings and applications

Algebra/Geometry/Topology Seminar
NOTE CHANGE IN DATE AND LOCATION

by Lisa Carbone


Institution: Rutgers University
Date: Tue 2nd June 2009
Time: 2:15 PM
Location: Russell Love Theatre

Abstract: Hyperbolic Kac-Moody groups and algebras play a fundamental role in high-energy theoretical physics, particularly in the proposed unification of superstring theories, yet our knowledge of their internal structure is sketchy and fragmented. Locally compact forms of Kac-Moody groups admit actions on Tits buildings and may be studied in analogy with Lie groups. We discuss the action of hyperbolic Kac-Moody groups on their Tits buildings as a tool to understanding the structure of these groups and their applications.

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