Jerusalem Mathematics Colloquium

Thursday, 3rd December 2009, 4:00 pm
Mathematics Building, Lecture Hall 2

Maria Gorelik

"On an analogue of Macdonald identities"


In 1972 I.G. Macdonald generalized a classical formula of H. Weyl, obtaining, in particular, a formula for certain powers of the eta-function which include some classical identities of Jacobi. In 1994 V. Kac and M. Wakimoto conjectured a super-analogue of Macdonald identities and proved it for some special cases. Specializations of these identities give, in particular, Jacobi and Legendre formulas for representing an integer as a sum of squares or a sum of triangular numbers, respectively. In this talk I will outline several approaches to Macdonald identities, in particular, a new one, which leads to a proof of Kac-Wakimoto formulas.

Light refreshments will be served in the faculty lounge at 3:30.

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