Quantum Loop Algebras, Yangians and their Representations

  • Author / Creator
    Conner, Patrick M
  • Among representation theorists, it is well known that Yangians can be realized as some type of degenerate form of quantum loop algebras. What is not well known is precisely how this degeneration takes place. In the first part of this thesis, we will demonstrate explicitly the process by which certain quantum loop algebras degenerate into an associated Yangian. In the second part, we will prove a theorem which classifies all of the finite dimensional irreducible representations of Yangians over complex semisimple Lie algebras.

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    Master of Science
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    University of Alberta
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    • Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
  • Specialization
    • Mathematics
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Guay, Nicolas (Mathematics)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Gannon, Terry (Mathematics)
    • Cliff, Gerald (Mathematics)
    • Guay, Nicolas (Mathematics)
    • Berger, Arno (Mathematics)