Seminar at SMU Delhi
August 2, 2017 (Wednesday) ,
3:30 PM at Webinar
On the topology of nilpotent orbits in simple real Lie algebras
Abstract of Talk
In this talk, we will discuss the first and second de Rham cohomology groups of the nilpotent orbits in real simple classical Lie algebras which are non-complex and non-compact. First, we will briefly
outline a convenient description of the first and second cohomology groups of a general homogeneous space of a connected Lie group. Then we will use this to compute the first and second cohomology groups of the nilpotent orbits.