Abstract for the talk on 22.10.2019 (14:00 h)Group Seminar
Cheng-bo Zhu (National University of Singapore)
From invariant polynomials to invariant distributions
22.10.2019, 14:00 h, MPI für Mathematik in den Naturwissenschaften Leipzig, A3 02 (Leon-Lichtenstein-SR)
The theme of this lecture centers around two famous books, one by Hermann Weyl on “The Classical Groups: Their Invariants and Representations” (1939), another the six-volume work by I.M. Gelfand et al. on “Generalized Functions” (1960’s). I will discuss some broad ideas related to the theme of these two books, as well as some recent development in classical groups and their smooth representations.