PSU Mark
Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

For more information about this meeting, contact Nigel Higson, Nigel Higson, John Roe, Ping Xu, Mathieu Stienon.

Title:Coadjoint orbits and Kostant's Dirac operator, I
Seminar:Noncommutative Geometry Seminar
Speaker:Nigel Higson, Penn State
I'll present a construction, due to Freed, Hopkins and Teleman, that uses Kostant's Dirac operator to attach a coadjoint orbit to each irreducible representation of a compact connected Lie group. The construction can be placed into a K-theoretic context, where it becomes essentially the same thing as the Weyl character formula, as interpreted in K-theory by Bott.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB106
Date:10 / 14 / 2010
Time:02:30pm - 03:30pm