Theta-finite pro-Hermitian vector bundles from loop groups elements

Speaker: Mathieu Dutour

Date: Mon, Nov 28, 2022

Location: PIMS, University of Lethbridge, Zoom, Online

Conference: Lethbridge Number Theory and Combinatorics Seminar

Subject: Mathematics

Class: Scientific


Mathieu Dutour (University of Alberta, Canada)

In the finite-dimensional situation, Lie's third theorem provides a correspondence between Lie groups and Lie algebras. Going from the latter to the former is the more complicated construction, requiring a suitable representation, and taking exponentials of the endomorphisms induced by elements of the group.

As shown by Garland, this construction can be adapted for some Kac-Moody algebras, obtained as (central extensions of) loop algebras. The resulting group is called a loop group. One also obtains a relevant infinite-rank Chevalley lattice, endowed with a metric. Recent work by Bost and Charles provide a natural setting, that of pro-Hermitian vector bundles and theta invariants, in which to study these objects related to loop groups. More precisely, we will see in this talk how to define theta-finite pro-Hermitian vector bundles from elements in a loop group. Similar constructions are expected, in the future, to be useful to study loop Eisenstein series for number fields.

This is joint work with Manish M. Patnaik.

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