Seminar, Jean-Bernard Zuber (Sorbonne Université), ADE and all that, 30 years after


Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 4:00pm to 5:00pm


Jefferson 356

Jean-Bernard Zuber

Title: ADE and all that, 30 years after
Abstract:  In the late 80’s, some unexpected occurrences of the well known ADE classification of simply laced Lie algebras and Dynkin diagrams were found in the two contexts of Conformal Field Theories and Integrable Lattice Models. Soon after, some generalizations involving new diagrams and possibly generalized root systems were introduced. In this talk, personal recollections will be given of the developments of that period and of the following decade.

The material of this talk is to a large extent covered by the review article in