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ABOUT THE WORKSHOPThis workshop will be an intensive three week instructional school on the classification of reductive algebraic groups and related topics. There will be several mini courses on topics including: Basics of Lie algebras; Classification of semisimple Lie algebras; Highest weight theory; Existence theorems for Lie algebras; Basics of algebraic groups; Geometric aspects of algebraic groups; Classification of reductive algebraic groups over an algebraically closed field; Existence and Uniqueness theorems. Each day of the workshop will have four lecture hours and one hour at the end devoted to examples and exercises. The potential participant would a Ph.D. student, or a very advanced M.Sc. student, or a mathematician wanting to learn this subject. The prerequisites for the workshop are:
The reference textbooks for the workshop are:
Graduate Texts in Mathematics, 9. Springer-Verlag, New York-Berlin, 1978. ISBN 0-387-90053-5. Second edition. Progress in Mathematics 9, Birkhäuser Boston, Inc., Boston, MA, 1998. ISBN 0-8176-4021-5. Subject to budget approval, local hospitality will be provided to all participants and travel support will be available to selected participants. Deadline for application:- September 15th, 2006. For further enquiries, concerns and expressions of interest please contact:- (i) N.S.N. Sastry (nsastry@isibang.ac.in) |
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