401-3200-16L  Power Sums of Coxeter Exponents (With Some Insight Into the Evolution of an Article)

SemesterSpring Semester 2020
LecturersR. Suter
Periodicitynon-recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentNumber of participants limited to 12.


401-3200-16 SPower Sums of Coxeter Exponents (With Some Insight Into the Evolution of an Article)
As of 16 March 2020 the seminar is offered as a Zoom video conference at the usual time.
No class on 30 March 2020.
2 hrs
Mon15:15-17:00HG G 26.5 »
15:15-17:00HG »
R. Suter

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AbstractIn addition to its mathematical content, this seminar shall provide an insight into what is usually hidden away from the reader of an article.
ObjectiveThe gradual development from an initial wish to make progress on a certain topic towards a published article is usually hidden away in the final text. The idea of this seminar is to have a look at the two author paper "Power sums of Coxeter exponents" (Advances in Mathematics 231 (2012), 1291-1307), that arose entirely by means of email correspondence, and to make accessible some excerpts from this correspondence in order to gain some insight into how the article evolved. This might be instructive in particular with regard to the students' own research ambitions.
LiteratureJ. Burns, R. Suter: Power sums of Coxeter exponents, Adv. Math. 231 (2012), 1291-1307. Link
Prerequisites / NoticeNo prior knowledge of Coxeter exponents is required because some relevant stuff about Coxeter groups and root systems shall be explained in an early seminar talk.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits4 credits
ExaminersR. Suter
Typeungraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.
Additional information on mode of examinationSeminarvorträge können auf Deutsch oder auf Englisch gehalten werden / seminar talks in English or in German

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PlacesLimited number of places. Special selection procedure.
Beginning of registration periodRegistration possible from 06.01.2020
PriorityRegistration for the course unit is only possible for the primary target group
Primary target groupMathematics BSc (404000) starting semester 05
Mathematics MSc (437000)
Applied Mathematics MSc (437100)
Mathematics (Mobility) (448000)
Waiting listuntil 17.02.2020
End of registration periodRegistration only possible until 12.02.2020

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