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Finite W-algebras and their representations

Presented by: 
I Losev [Massachusetts]
Thursday 22nd January 2009 - 09:00 to 10:00
INI Seminar Room 1

A (finite) W-algebra is a certain associative algebra constructed from a semisimple Lie algebra and its nilpotent element. The main reason why they are interesting is their relation to the representation theory of universal enveloping algebras.

In this course I am going to explain two different definitions of W-algebras: by Hamiltonian reduction (Premet, Gan-Ginzburg) and deformation quantization (I.L). Then I am going to explain category equivalence theorems relating representations of W-algebras and universal enveloping algebras and describe relation between primitive ideals.

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