MA 387: Representation theory of affine Lie algebras

Credits: 3:0


Prerequisite courses: MA 219, MA 212, MA 213, MA 315

Loop algebras, central extensions, untwisted affine Lie algebras, root systems, and Weyl groups of untwisted affine Lie algebras. Graph automorphisms of untwisted affine Lie algebras, twisted affine Lie algebras, root systems and Weyl groups of twisted affine Lie algebras. Representations of affine Lie algebras, weight space decomposition, the Category O, Verma modules, integrable modules in Category O. The generalized Casimir operator, Weyl-Kac Character formula, Weyl-Kac denominator identities and Macdonald identities.


Suggested books and references:

  1. Carter, R. W., Lie algebras of finite and affine type, Cambridge Studies in Advanced Mathematics, 96. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2005.
  2. Kac, Victor G., Infinite-dimensional Lie algebras. Third edition, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1990.
  3. Wakimoto, Minoru, Lectures on infinite-dimensional Lie algebra, World Scientific Publishing Co., Inc., River Edge, NJ, 2001.

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Last updated: 04 Oct 2022