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148/2006

The classification problem for pseudo-Riemannian symmetric spaces

Ines Kath and Martin Olbrich

Abstract

Riemannian and pseudo-Riemannian symmetric spaces with semisimple transvection group are known and classified for a long time. Contrary to that the description of pseudo-Riemannian symmetric spaces with non-semisimple transvection group is an open problem. In the last years some progress on this problem was achieved. In this article we want to explain these results and some of their applications.

Received:
Dec 13, 2006
Published:
Dec 13, 2006

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The classification problem for pseudo-Riemannian symmetric spaces

In: Recent developments in pseudo-Riemannian geometry / Dmitri V. Alekseevsky... (eds.)
Zürich : European Mathematical Society, 2008. - pp. 1-52
(ESI lectures in mathematics and physics)