21/05/2004, 10:00 — 11:00 — Room P3.10, Mathematics Building
Pedro Vaz, Universidade do Algarve
Induced representations and geometric quantization of coadjoint orbitsThere is a well known correspondence between the orbit method in geometric quantization and the theory of unitary irreducible representations of a Lie group. We show that the pre-quantization of a coadjoint orbit of a connected Lie group G arises as the infinitesimal version of an induced representation of G. With the aid of a polarization, this procedure allow us to construct unitary irreducible representations that are also the infinitesimal version of an induced representation. As an example, we construct the corresponding (infinite dimensional) unitary representations of the Lie group SL(2,C), the universal cover of the Lorentz group.References:
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