First meeting: Friday, April 22., 16:15-17:45

Discussion and distribution of topics.

Tentative List of Topics

  1. Representation theory of Lie(SU(2)).
  2. Representation theory of Lie(SU(3)) - first part
  3. Representation theory of Lie(SU(3)) - second part
  4. Fundamental respresentations of Lie(SU(3)) and their tensor products
  5. Phenomenology: Hadronic particle multipletts
  6. General representation theory of complex simple Lie-algebras; roots and weights
  7. Gauge theories
  8. Higgs mechanism
  9. Proof of the Campbell-Baker-Hausdorff formula


The seminar-talks will be held in a block-curse on Thursday, June 9th

Contents and prerequisites

This seminar is meant to complement the lecture in various aspects, concerning representation theory of Lie-algebras and thir application to phenomenological as well as fundamental theoretical physics.


Textbooks and other texts

Here are the texts from which the talks can be prepared:

  1. Roman Sexl und Helmuth Urbantke: Relativity, Groups, Particles. Special Relativity and Relativistic Symmetry in Field and Particle Physics. Springer Verlag, Wien (2001).
  2. Walter Greiner: Quantenmechanik - Symmetrien. Verlag Harri Deutsch, 4. Auflage 2005.
  3. Wolfgang Hein: Struktur und Darstellungstheorie der klassischen Gruppen. Springer Verlag, Berlin 1990.
  4. Brian C. Hall: Lie Groups, Lie Algebras, and Representations. Springer Verlag, New York (2003).