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### The Many Faces Of the Exceptional Lie Algebra G_2

**QMAP Seminar**

Speaker: | Ian Anderson, Utah State |

Location: | 2112 MSB |

Start time: | Fri, Mar 10 2017, 12:15PM |

Very early in the history of Lie theory, Killing predicted the existence of a 14 dimensional simple

Lie algebra, which he denoted by G_2. This Lie algebra has since appeared in many different

guises and has played an incisive role in many areas of mathematics. In this talk we'll use

the DifferentialGeometry software package to get better acquainted with this exceptional Lie algebra

and its influence on current research in differential geometry.