From invariant polynomials to invariant distributions

  • Cheng-bo Zhu (National University of Singapore)
A3 01 (Sophus-Lie 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.

Antje Vandenberg

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