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Algebraic Lie Theory
(dt. Algebraische Lie-Theorie)

Level, degree of commitment in original study programme Advanced module, compulsory elective module
Forms of teaching and learning,
Lecture (4 SWS), recitation class (2 SWS),
270 hours (90 h attendance, 180 h private study)
Credit points,
formal requirements
9 CP
Course requirement: Successful completion of at least 50 percent of the points from the weekly exercises.
Examination type: Written or oral examination
The grading is done with 0 to 15 points according to the examination regulations for study course M.Sc. Mathematics.
Original study programme M.Sc. Mathematik / Vertiefungsbereich Mathematik
One semester,
Regelmäßig im Wechsel mit anderen advanced moduleen in Reiner Mathematics
Person in charge of the module's outline Prof. Dr. István Heckenberger


Depending on the course.

The focus is on the intensive investigation of a special class of algebraic structures (algebraic groups, Kac-Moody algebras, Hopf algebras) directly related to Lie theory. In addition to structural theory and classification results, links to other theories are also shown.

Qualification Goals

The students shall

  • get an insight into a current field of research,
  • learn the basic structures and techniques of algebraic Lie theory,
  • understand abstract algebraic structures as symmetries,
  • practice mathematical working methods (development of mathematical intuition and its formal justification, training of abstraction and formulating proofs),
  • Improve their oral communication skills in the tutorials by practicing free speech in front of an audience and during discussion.


None. The competences taught in the following modules are recommended: either Foundations of Mathematics and Linear Algebra I and Linear Algebra II or Basic Linear Algebra, either Analysis I and Analysis II or Basic Real Analysis, Algebra.

Recommended Reading

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