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A Lie group analog for the Monster Lie algebra
Elizabeth Jurisich, College of Charleston
Location: Hill 423
Date & time: Friday, 02 November 2018 at 2:00PM - 3:00PM
- Abstract: The Monster Lie algebra m, which admits an action of the Monster finite simple group M, was constructed by Borcherds as part of his program to solve the Conway-Norton conjecture about the representation theory of M. We associate the analog of a Lie group G(m) to the Monster Lie algebra m by giving generators and relations. Our group G(m) contains large free subgroups and G(m) acts on a natural extension of m as derivations.
- This is joint work with Lisa Carbone and Ugo Moschella.