Seminar at SMU Delhi

April 17, 2013 (Wednesday) , 3:30 PM at Webinar
Speaker: Anirban Bose, Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi
Title: The compact Lie group $F_4$ is bireflectional
Abstract of Talk
Let $G$ be the compact Lie group of type $F_4$. An element $g \in G$ is called a reflection if $g^2 = 1$. In this talk, we shall show that every element of $G$ is bireflectional, i.e, for every $g \in G$, there exist $g_1 , g_2 \in G$, such that $g_i ^2=1$ for $i=1, 2$ and $g=g_1g_2$.