# Jerusalem Mathematics Colloquium

Thursday, 6th May 2010, 4:00 pm

Mathematics Building, Lecture Hall 2

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Michael Entov

(Technion)

"Almost linear functional on Lie algebras"

** Abstract: **

Assume you have a real-valued
functional on a real Lie algebra whose restriction
to any abelian subalgebra is linear. Does this
functional have to be linear? If not, to which extent
is such a non-linear functional unique? I will
discuss how these questions are related to a
mathematical model of quantum mechanics,
symplectic topology and the structure of classical
Lie algebras.

The talk is based on joint works with Leonid Polterovich.

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

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