Lie algebras and their representations
Aug--Nov 2016
Institute of Mathematical Sciences (IMSc)

Main reference book for the course: Introduction to Lie algebras and Representation Theory, by James Humphreys, which fortunately is available in Indian paperback edition. While we will follow the general scheme of Humphreys's development of the subject, we may not always proceed linearly nor adhere closely on even such matters as notation. Other standard texts will be freely consulted.

To be on the emailing list for the course, send an email to the instructor, K N Raghavan.

The course meets in Room 217 on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays during 1530-1700 hrs. The first meeting is on Wednesday 03 August.

The webpage of the AIS on Lie algebras held at CMI in the summer of 2011 has useful material (e.g., lecture videos).

Detailed list of topics will appear here as the course progresses.