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Wednesday, November 30, 2005

2:00 pm in 347 Altgeld Hall,Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Lie Pseudoalgebras

Bojko Bakolov (North Carolina State University)

Abstract: One of the algebraic structures that has emerged recently in the study of the operator product expansions of chiral fields in conformal field theory is that of a Lie conformal algebra. A Lie pseudoalgebra is a generalization of the notion of a Lie conformal algebra for which ${\mathbb{C}}[\partial]$ is replaced by the universal enveloping algebra $U({\mathfrak{d}})$ of a finite-dimensional Lie algebra ${\mathfrak{d}}$. I will review the classification of finite simple Lie pseudoalgebras, and I will discuss their relationship to solutions of the classical Yang--Baxter equation. I will also describe the irreducible representations of the Lie pseudoalgebra $W({\mathfrak{d}})$, which is closely related to the Lie--Cartan algebra $W_N$ of vector fields, where $N=\dim{\mathfrak{d}}$. (Based on joint work with A.~D'Andrea and V.~G.~Kac.)

3:00 pm in 441 Altgeld Hall,Wednesday, November 30, 2005

No Seminar this week

(UIUC Math)

4:00 pm in 245 Altgeld Hall,Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Counting objects in infinite sets

Slawomir Solecki (Dept. of Mathematics, UIUC)

Abstract: I will talk about comparing the size of possibly infinite sets by counting objects in them. This will lead us to basic ideas of modern theory of definable equivalence relations. On the way, we may encounter some measure theory, ergodicity, and strange curves called indecomposable continua.