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Session S08 - Lie Groups and Representations

July 28, 18:30 ~ 18:50

K-groups in the theory of symmetric spaces

Wend Werner

Münster University, Germany   -

The structure of symmetric spaces is very well encoded into an algebraic structure closely related to C*-algebras. Using this relationship to define K-theory for (hermitian, non-compact) symmetric spaces permits to replace root systems by K-groups in their classification. Classification beyond well-known results exist for inductive limits.

Joint work with Dennis Bohle (Amsterdam).

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