Séminaires sur les aspects théoriques et expérimentaux de la gravitation

Affine Kac-Moody symmetric spaces

by Prof. Walter FREYN (Technische Universität Darmstadt & IHÉS)

Europe/Paris
Amphithéâtre Léon Motchane (Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques)

Amphithéâtre Léon Motchane

Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques

Bois-Marie 35, route de Chartres 91440 Bures-sur-Yvette
Description
We construct affine Kac-Moody symmetric spaces. These spaces are associated to affine Kac-Moody algebras in a similar way as finite dimensional Riemannian symmetric spaces are associated to finite dimensional simple Lie algebras. Affine Kac-Moody symmetric spaces are constructed as tame Fréchet manifolds and equipped with a weak Lorentzian metric. We describe their classification and explain their geometry.
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