Progress in Mathematics

Kac-Moody Groups, their Flag Varieties and Representation Theory

Authors: Kumar, Shrawan

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Kac-Moody Lie algebras 9 were introduced in the mid-1960s independently by V. Kac and R. Moody, generalizing the finite-dimensional semisimple Lie alge­ bras which we refer to as the finite case. The theory has undergone tremendous developments in various directions and connections with diverse areas abound, including mathematical physics, so much so that this theory has become a stan­ dard tool in mathematics. A detailed treatment of the Lie algebra aspect of the theory can be found in V. Kac's book [Kac-90l This self-contained work treats the algebro-geometric and the topological aspects of Kac-Moody theory from scratch. The emphasis is on the study of the Kac-Moody groups 9 and their flag varieties XY, including their detailed construction, and their applications to the representation theory of g. In the finite case, 9 is nothing but a semisimple Y simply-connected algebraic group and X is the flag variety 9 /Py for a parabolic subgroup p y C g.

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"Most of these topics appear here for the first time in book form. Many of them are interesting even in the classical case of semi-simple algebraic groups. Some appendices recall useful results from other areas, so the work may be considered self-contained, although some familiarity with semi-simple Lie algebras or algebraic groups is helpful. It is clear that this book is a valuable reference for all those interested in flag varieties and representation theory in the semi-simple or Kac-Moody case."

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"A lot of different topics are treated in this monumental work. . . . many of the topics of the book will be useful for those only interested in the finite-dimensional case. The book is self contained, but is on the level of advanced graduate students. . . . For the motivated reader who is willing to spend considerable time on the material, the book can be a gold mine. "

—ZENTRALBLATT MATH


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Kac-Moody Groups, their Flag Varieties and Representation Theory
Authors
Series Title
Progress in Mathematics
Series Volume
204
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Birkhäuser Basel
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4612-0105-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4612-0105-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-8176-4227-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4612-6614-3
Series ISSN
0743-1643
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 609
Topics