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Thursday, August 7, 2014 — 4:00 PM EDT

Michael Baker, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo

“Clifford algebras and spin representations II”

After briefly reviewing some of the objects introduced last time, I will prove that the twisted adjoint representation exhibits Spin(V,q) and Pin(V,q) as double covers of SO(V,q) and O(V,q) respectively. We will then discuss some extra structures on Clifford algebras, and their classification (time permitting).

Location 
MC - Mathematics & Computer Building
4062
200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada

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