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Seminar Abstract:

The classification of simple highest-weight modules over simple (complex) Lie algebras is a well known result from the first half of the twentieth century with many applications. These modules have a certain finiteness property: their weight spaces are all finite-dimensional. One can therefore ask if there is a classification of simple weight modules over simple Lie algebras with finite-dimensional weight spaces. There is, but it is perhaps surprising that it is relatively recent, following from work of Fernando (1990) and Mathieu (2000).

I shall discuss their classification result using examples, primarily $sl_2$ and $sl_3$. No deep prior knowledge of Lie algebras or representation theory will be required.

Host University: La Trobe University

Seminar Convener: David Ridout

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2. Send an email to the seminar convener (David Ridout) to advise that you will be attending the seminar.

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