[PAST EVENT] Mathematics Colloquium - Pierre Clare (W&M)   

September 15, 2023
2pm - 3pm
Jones Hall, Room 302
200 Ukrop Way
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
Access & Features
  • Free food
  • Open to the public

On the Mackey Analogy

One of the simplest examples of Lie group is given by motions of the ordinary Euclidean space, obtained by composing translations, rotations and reflections. In 1971, George Mackey observed a certain amount of resemblance between the (elementary) representation theory of such groups and that (more intricate) of general semisimple groups. The purpose of this talk will be to present various aspects of this analogy, recent developments and connections with other problems. No previous knowledge of representation theory will be assumed.


Pierre Clare