Theoretical Statistics and Mathematics Unit, ISI Delhi

August 2, 2017 (Wednesday) ,
3:30 PM at Webinar

Speaker:
Chandan Maity,
ISI Delhi

Title:
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.