PSU Mark
Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

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Title:Fundamental solutions of differential operators and D-module theory
Seminar:MASS Colloquium
Speaker:F. Malikov, University of Southern California
Abstract:
I will explain, following a classic paper by J. Bernstein, how the existence of fundamental solutions of differential operators with constant coefficients follows from elementary representation theory of the Weyl algebra. Bernstein's proof marked the emergence of algebraic D-module theory, which proved to be a powerful tool in representation theory of Lie algebras and, more recently, was instrumental for a mathematical formulation of conformal field theory.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB113
Date:10 / 16 / 2008
Time:02:30pm - 03:20pm