NMAK21003U Topics in Lie Theory

Volume 2021/2022

We will cover various topics in Lie theory, like classification of simple Lie groups and algebras, finite groups of Lie type, or representations of Lie groups and algebras, with the precise content depending on the interests of the participants


Learning Outcome

Knowledge: To display knowledge of the course topics and content, at the level of a beginning researcher.
Skills: To be able to use the acquired knowledge to obtain proofs.
Competences: To be able to produce independent proofs in extension of
the acquired knowledge.

Geometri 2 (Geom2) or similar.

Academic qualifications equivalent to a BSc degree is recommended.
4 hours of lectures and 3 hours of exercises per week for 9 weeks. Some of the lectures
will be given by the students in small groups of 1-4 students (depending on the number of participants)
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 36
  • Preparation
  • 143
  • Theory exercises
  • 27
  • Total
  • 206
Continuous feedback during the course of the semester
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Continuous assessment
Three written assignments combined with an oral presentation. The written assignments together count for 50% of the final grade. The oral presentation counts for the remaining 50%.
All aids allowed
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
No external censorship
One internal examiner.

A 30 minutes oral examination without preparation time and without aids.

Criteria for exam assesment

The student must in a satisfactory way demonstrate that he/she has mastered the learning outcome of the course.