On a quadratic polynomial attached to simple Lie algebras – Paolo Papi (Sapienza Università di Roma)

Abstract

We will introduce a polynomial $p_{\mathfrak{g}}(k)$ attached to a simple Lie algebra $\mathfrak{g}$. It appears in several different contexts:

1. the minimal quantization of the adjoint representation of Drinfeld’s Yangian $\mathsf{Y}(\mathfrak{g})$;
2. the generating relations for the minimal $W(\mathfrak{g})$;
3. unitarity problems for minimal W-algebras.

After giving the setup for (1), (2), (3), we will provide an explanation of a surprising coincidence regarding (1), (2); then we will discuss the role of $p_{\mathfrak{g}}(k)$ in (3).
The results pertain to joint projects with Kac and Moseneder Frajria.

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