Monday, November 01, 2004

Simple Groups Post on Lievin Le Bruyn's Blog

Scooting around the set of blogs seeding from the String Coffee Table to try and filter the most appropriate links from the many good links, I came across a simple groups post on Lieven Le Bruyn's blog @matrix which is required reading if you are here. I am keeping the best links so far on The Planet Thundera. All recommendations are welcome via comments.

Saturday, October 30, 2004

Formerly Promised Notes...

I have uploaded the notes I made on Cahn's book and used to give a talk to my esteemed fellow students at KCL in room 102 (All hail the Emperor!). These are a work in progress and are intended to give a speedy, rather than detailed, overview of the first few chapters of Cahn.

Sunday, October 17, 2004

Review of E11 and M-Theory

Those interested in the emerging relations between E11 and M-theory could do worse than read Ling Bao's impressive masters' thesis "Algebraic Structures in M-Theory" which is in postscript format. Topics include nonlinear realisations, Kac-Moody algebras and symmetries in M-theory (principally E11), the conformal group and more...

Semisimple Lie Algebras, Roots, Dynkin Diagrams and All That...

Robert Cahn's excellent book Semisimple Lie Algebras is available for free at soon I will post a quick summary of it's first few chapters.