Event time:

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 4:15pm

Location:

LOM 215

Speaker:

Ivan Penkov

Speaker affiliation:

Jacobs University, Bremen

Event description:

The theory of primitive ideals of enveloping algebras of semisimple Lie algebras

(developed by Dixmier, Duflo, Borho, Joseph and others)

has been a milestone inĀ semisimple representation theory. Recently, Aleksei Petukhov

and I (based on earlier work by Zhilinskii) have been able to develop a complete theory also for

the three finitary Lie algebras sl(infty), o(infty), sp(infty).

The final result is quite different from the finite-dimensional case, and is actually much simpler.

In the talk I will explain the result at a conceptional level, omitting technicalities.