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.

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.