Modules over Affine Lie Algebras and their Fusion

NEW CONNECTIONS OF REPRESENTATION THEORY TO ALGEBRAIC GEOMETRY AND PHYSICS
Topic:Modules over Affine Lie Algebras and their Fusion
Speaker:Victor Ostrik
Affiliation:University of Oregan and Member, School of Mathematics
Date:Tuesday, October 2
Time/Room:3:00pm - 5:00pm/West Building Lecture Theatre

The goal of the seminar is to cover the formalism of chiral algebras and related constructions that will be used in later talks in geometric Langlands seminar. In this talk an overview of representation theory of affine Lie algebras will be given, including the notion of fusion of modules and connection to quantum groups, mainly following Kazhdan and Lusztig.