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MIT Lie Groups Seminar

2000 - 2001

Fall 2000

  • Sept 13

    Kyo Nishiyama
    (Kyoto University)

    Theta lifts of holomorphic discrete series and the geometry of nilpotent orbits.

  • Sept 20

    Vyjayanthi Chari
    (University of California Riverside)

    The fermionic formula and the conjecture of Kirillov and Reshetikhin.

  • Sept 27

    Bertram Kostant
    (MIT)

    On Peterson's 2^l abelian ideals theorem, the cohomology of loops(K), and MacDonald's eta function formula I.

  • Oct 4

    Bertram Kostant
    (MIT)

    On Peterson's 2^l abelian ideals theorem, the cohomology of loops(K), and MacDonald's eta function formula II.

  • Oct 11

    Bertram Kostant
    (MIT)

    On Peterson's 2^l abelian ideals theorem, the cohomology of loops(K), and MacDonald's eta function formula III.

  • Oct 18

    David Vogan
    (MIT)

    The Huang-Pandzic theorem for Dirac cohomology.

  • Oct 25

    Toshi Kobayashi
    (Tokyo and Harvard)

    Discontinuous subgroups for non-Riemannian homogeneous spaces.

  • Nov 1

    A. Braverman
    (MIT)

    Gamma-sheaves on reductive groups.

  • Nov 8

    David Renard
    (Poitiers)

    Genuine representations of the metaplectic group (joint with P. Trapa).

  • Nov 15

    Pramod Achar
    (MIT)

    Equivariant coherent sheaves on the nilpotent cone in GL(n,C).

  • Nov 22

    Anthony Henderson
    (MIT)

    Spherical functions for the symmetric space GL(n,F_{q^2})/GL(n,F_q).

  • Nov 29

    No meeting.

  • Dec 6

    No meeting.

Spring 2001

  • Feb 7

    Thom Pietraho
    (MIT)

    Orbital varieties in classical Lie algebras.

  • Feb 14

    Peter Trapa
    (Harvard)

    Partial orders on components of the Springer fiber and applications.

  • Feb 21

    Joseph Johnson

    Twisted Euler-Poincare characteristics of complex algebraic groups.

  • Feb 28

    Viktor Ostrik
    (MIT)

    Asymptotic Hecke algebras and central sheaves.

  • Mar 7

    Bertram Kostant
    (MIT)

    The Weyl algebra and the structure of all Lie superalgebras of Riemannian type.

  • Mar 14

    Benjamin Enriquez
    (ENS Paris)

    Quantum groups associated with complex curves.

  • Mar 21

    Valerio Toledano
    (MSRI)

    A Kohno-Drinfeld theorem for quantum Weyl groups.

  • Mar 28

    No meeting (Spring Break)

    Don't forget to attend Lafforgue's Simons Lectures (March 28,29,30 in Room 2-190 at 2pm).

  • Apr 4

    Toshiyuki Kobayashi
    (University of Tokyo and Harvard)

    Conformal geometry and analysis on the minimal representation of O(p,q).

  • Apr 11

    Gordan Savin
    (University of Utah and Harvard)

    A theory of modular forms on G_2.

  • Apr 18

    Gordan Savin
    (University of Utah and Harvard)

    A notion of N-rank for exceptional groups.

  • Apr 25

    David Vogan
    (MIT)

    Branching theorems for compact symmetric spaces (after A. Knapp).

  • May 2

    D. Timashev
    (visiting MIT)

    Affine embeddings with finitely many orbits.

  • May 9

    George Lusztig
    (MIT)

    Rationality properties of unipotent representations

  • May 16

    Martin Andler
    (Université de Versailles)

    Invariant distributions and Kontsevich's deformation quantization.

  • Jun 1

    Masato Okado
    (Osaka University)

    Conjectures on fermionic formulas.

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