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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.