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Universal formulae in Lie algebras and Chern-Simons theory

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  • UserSasha Veselov (Loughborough)
  • ClockTuesday 05 March 2013, 16:00-17:00
  • HouseDAMTP, room MR11.

If you have a question about this talk, please contact Professor Maciej Dunajski.

In 1990s Vogel introduced an interesting parametrisation of simple Lie algebras by 3 parameters defined up to common multiple and permutations. Numerical characteristic of Lie algebra is universal if it can be expressed rationally in terms of Vogel’s parameters (example – dimension of Lie algebra). I will present new universal formulae for certain Casimir eigenvalues as well as for some quantities in Chern-Simons theory on a 3D sphere, found jointly with Mkrtchyan and Sergeev.

This talk is part of the Mathematical Physics Seminar series.

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