30 Mar 2017; IMS (UiTř), room U3=A016. 12:15-14:00.

Dennis The

“Exceptionally simple PDE”

In back-to-back articles in 1893, Cartan and Engel gave the first realisations of G2, the smallest of the exceptional complex simple Lie groups, as the symmetries of a geometric structure. I will show how to generalize this story in a remarkably uniform manner to obtain analogous explicit geometric realisations for any complex simple Lie group (...except for SL2).