Lie Theory

Lie Algebras and Representations

  • Authors
  • Jens Carsten Jantzen
  • Karl-Hermann Neeb
  • Jean-Philippe Anker
  • Bent Orsted

Part of the Progress in Mathematics book series (PM, volume 228)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Jens Carsten Jantzen
    Pages 1-211
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 329-331

About this book


Semisimple Lie groups, and their algebraic analogues over fields other than the reals, are of fundamental importance in geometry, analysis, and mathematical physics. Three independent, self-contained volumes, under the general title Lie Theory, feature survey work and original results by well-established researchers in key areas of semisimple Lie theory.

A wide spectrum of topics is treated, with emphasis on the interplay between representation theory and the geometry of adjoint orbits for Lie algebras over fields of possibly finite characteristic, as well as for infinite-dimensional Lie algebras. Also covered is unitary representation theory and branching laws for reductive subgroups, an active part of modern representation theory. Finally, there is a thorough discussion of compactifications of symmetric spaces, and harmonic analysis through a far-reaching generalization of Harish--Chandra's Plancherel formula for semisimple Lie groups. 

Ideal for graduate students and researchers, Lie Theory provides a broad, clearly focused examination of semisimple Lie groups and their integral importance to research in many branches of mathematics.

Lie Theory: Lie Algebras and Representations contains J. C. Jantzen's "Nilpotent Orbits in Representation Theory," and K.-H. Neeb's "Infinite Dimensional Groups and their Representations." Both are comprehensive treatments of the relevant geometry of orbits in Lie algebras, or their duals, and the correspondence to representations.


Area Volume algebra harmonic analysis representation theory

Editors and affiliations

  • Jean-Philippe Anker
    • 1
  • Bent Orsted
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Mathématiques (MAPMO)Université d’OrléansOrléans Cedex 2France
  2. 2.Department of Mathematics and Computer ScienceUniversity of Southern DenmarkOdense MDenmark

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Birkhåuser Boston 2004
  • Publisher Name Birkhäuser, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-6483-5
  • Online ISBN 978-0-8176-8192-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0743-1643
  • Series Online ISSN 2296-505X
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