Abstract for the talk on 22.10.2019 (14:00 h)Geometry Seminar
Cheng-bo Zhu (National University of Singapore)
From invariant polynomials to invariant distributions
Please note the change of room.
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.