Paul D. Nelson: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2019

Name Dr. Paul D. Nelson
URLhttp://www.math.ethz.ch/~nelsonpa
DepartmentMathematics
RelationshipAssistant Professor

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
401-3226-01LRepresentation Theory of Lie Groups Information 8 credits4GP. D. Nelson
AbstractThis course will contain two parts:
* Introduction to unitary representations of Lie groups
* Introduction to the study of discrete subgroups of Lie groups and some applications.
ObjectiveThe goal is to acquire familiarity with the basic formalism and results concerning unitary representations of Lie groups, and to apply these to the study of discrete subgroups, especially lattices, in Lie groups.
Content* Unitary representations of compact Lie groups: Peter-Weyl theory, weights, Weyl character formula
* Introduction to unitary representations of non-compact Lie groups: the examples of SL(2,R), SL(2,C)
* Example: Property (T) for SL(n,R)
* Discrete subgroups of Lie groups: examples and some applications
LiteratureBekka, de la Harpe and Valette: "Kazhdan's Property (T)", Cambridge University Press.
Prerequisites / NoticeDifferential geometry, Functional analysis, Introduction to Lie Groups (or equivalent).
401-5110-00LNumber Theory Seminar Information 0 credits1KÖ. Imamoglu, P. S. Jossen, E. Kowalski, P. D. Nelson, R. Pink, G. Wüstholz
AbstractResearch colloquium
ObjectiveTalks on various topics of current research.
ContentResearch seminar in algebra, number theory and geometry. This seminar is aimed in particular to members of the research groups in these areas and their graduate students.