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402-0883-63L  Symmetries in Physics

SemesterHerbstsemester 2016
DozierendeM. Gaberdiel
Periodizität2-jährlich wiederkehrende Veranstaltung
LehrspracheEnglisch


KurzbeschreibungThe course gives an introduction to symmetry groups in physics. It explains the relevant mathematical background (finite groups, Lie groups and algebras as well as their representations), and illustrates their important role in modern physics.
LernzielThe aim of the course is to give a self-contained introduction into finite group theory as well as Lie theory from a physicists point of view. Abstract mathematical constructions will be illustrated with examples from physics.