(12/1) Posted Problem Set 2. All homework due on the last day of final exam week, which is Friday, Dec. 18.
(10/6) Posted a revised version of Problem Set 1, fixing a mistake in problem 3(d).
(9/24) Problem Set 1 is posted, see below.
(8/27) Under "Textbooks" I've posted links to references that may be helpful for topics in the first part of the course. I'm posting slides of the lectures alongside the lecture topics. Links to the Zoom recordings are on the bCourses page.
(8/13) Welcome to Math 261B! This class will be held on Zoom. The Zoom link is posted on bCourses. If you have any difficulty accessing the link, please let me know.
Mark Haiman,
Office hours by appointment
Tues-Thurs 12:30-2pm, online
I will assume familiarity with basic Lie theory, as covered in Math 261A. This couse will largely be a seminar on more advanced topics, although I will probably review some of the basics as needed.
Some topics I hope to cover are: (1) Algebraic groups and their representations; (2) Construction of complex reductive Lie groups as algebraic groups; (3) Reductive algebraic groups over fields of characteristic p; (4) Chevalley groups; (5) Hopf algebras, especially the enveloping algebra of a Lie algebra and the algebra of functions on a linear algebraic group; (6) Quantum groups and crystal/canonical bases.
I will assign occasional problems on the topics discussed. You can pick and choose to do whichever of them interest you. For grading purposes, I only require that you turn in some reasonable number of problems.