Groups and Algebras for Theoretical Physics

Lecturer: Prof. Susanne Reffert

Place: ExWi B001 (Mon) and 119 (Tue)

Time: FS2016 - every Monday, 15:15 - 17:00, and every Tuesday, 16:15 - 17:00.


This course builds on the basic concepts of Lie groups and Lie algebras as treated in the course Advanced Concepts of Theoretical Physics and goes on to treat subjects such as the Cartan subalgebra, root diagrams, Dynkin diagrams and the classification of complex semi-simple Lie algebras. Next, affine Lie algebras are studied in detail. Advanced topics include the Virasoro algebra, Lie super-algebras and quantum groups.



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