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Seminar by Stephen Morgan (University of Toronto)

Title: Flag varieties and representations

2013.11.04 | Christine Dilling

Date Wed 20 Oct
Time 16:15 17:15
Location Aud. D3

We will explore some of the relationships between the geometry of the flag variety of a semisimple algebraic group and its representation theory. Using the example of SL(n) as a guide, we'll progress from the basic definitions through Schubert cells and the Borel-Weil-Bott theorem, which expresses a relationship between representations of the group and line bundles on its flag variety. No specific knowledge of the geometry of simple groups is required.

The seminar includes a 10 minute break.