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401-4209-66L  Group and Representation Theory: Beyond an Introduction

SemesterAutumn Semester 2016
LecturersT. H. Willwacher
Periodicitynon-recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish

Catalogue data

AbstractThe goal of the course is to study several classical and important (and beautiful!) topics in group and representation theory, that are otherwise often overlooked in a standard curriculum.
In particular, we plan to study reflection and Coxeter groups, classical invariant theory, and the theory of real semi simple Lie algebras and their representations.
ObjectiveDespite the title, the course will begin by a recollection of basic concepts of group and representation theory, in particular that of finite groups and Lie groups.
Hence the course should be accessible also for students who only had a brief exposure to representation theory, as for example in the MMP course.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits8 credits
ExaminersT. H. Willwacher
Typesession examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationoral 20 minutes
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.

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401-4209-66 VGroup and Representation Theory: Beyond an Introduction3 hrs
Wed08-10HG G 26.1 »
Fri10-11HG G 26.1 »
T. H. Willwacher
401-4209-66 UGroup and Representation Theory: Beyond an Introduction1 hrs
Fri11-12HG G 26.1 »
11-12ML H 41.1 »
T. H. Willwacher


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Mathematics BachelorSelection: Algebra, Topology, Discrete Mathematics, LogicWInformation
Mathematics MasterSelection: Algebra, Topology, Discrete Mathematics, LogicWInformation