This seminar is addressed to Bachelor's (\(\geq\)3rd semster) and Master's
students. It is a regular elective whether it has, as of yet, appeared in the
catalog or not.

The seminar will take place on Tusedays 16:15-17:45 in HS 6 (MI), broadcasted
via BigBlueButton.

A group \(G\) having the structure of an analytic manifold such that the mapping
\((x,y) \mapsto xy^{-1}\) is analytic is called a Lie group. A compact Lie group
is a finite dimensional real Lie group. Important examples are \(SO(n)\),
\(SU(n)\), and \(Sp(n)\). Not only are they important in their own right with many
applications in physics and related fields but their study is also a stepping
stone to the theory of general Lie groups.

In practice, groups do not just arise as abstract algebraic object but
usually through their action on other objects as, for instance, solutions to
polynomial or differential equations or manifolds. Often there is, in some
natural way, a vector space attached to such data which gives rise to a linear
action of the group on it. Representation theory is then the study of this
action as a way to understand the group better.

In this seminar, we want to study the representation theory of compact Lie
groups following mainly the text MR0781344. Kirillov's book MR2069175 also has a chapter on computing the
representations of compact Lie groups with the so-called orbit
method. This would also be an appropriate talk for one or two students.

Depending on the number of participants and their interests, we may continue
the seminar with the appropriate sections in MR3065085 or MR3469687, where pseudo-differential calculi
on compact Lie groups are discussed.

To get to the fulltext of the books via the OPAC of the University Library Göttingen, you may use vpn.gwdg.de to connect to the campus net.

- Th. Bröcker, T. tom Dieck: Representations of compact Lie groups - Göttingen OPAC
- M. Ruzhansky and V. Turunen: Representation theory of compact groups. This is an excerpt from Pseudo-Differential Operators and Symmetries
- A. Kirillov: Lectures on the orbit method - Göttingen OPAC
- J. Duistermaat, J. Kolk: Lie Groups - Göttingen OPAC
- M. Sepanski: Compact Lie Groups
- V. Fischer, M. Ruzhansky: Quantization on nilpotent Lie groups - Göttingen OPAC