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# Samuel Jeralds, UNC-Chapel Hill – GMA & Visions Seminar

## October 15, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

**381 Phillips Hall, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm**

**Speaker:** Samuel Jeralds, UNC Chapel Hill

**Title:** *A Gentle Introduction to Affine (and other) Lie Algebras*

**Abstract:** Affine Lie algebras are certain infinite-dimensional partners to the more familiar finite-dimensional semisimple Lie algebras. The goal of this talk is to give a gentle introduction to the construction and structure of the affine algebras, and related results. We will begin with an overview of the necessary results and definitions in the finite case, so those without any prior exposure to Lie algebras are also especially encouraged to attend.