Date
Mon, 17 Oct 2022
14:15
Location
L5
Speaker
Emmanuel Breuillard
Organisation
(Oxford University)

We study the problem of determining when a compact group can be realized as the group of isometries of a norm on a finite dimensional real vector space.  This problem turns out to be difficult to solve in full generality, but we manage to understand the connected groups that arise as connected components of isometry groups. The classification we obtain is related to transitive actions on spheres (Borel, Montgomery-Samelson) on the one hand and to prehomogeneous spaces (Vinberg, Sato-Kimura) on the other. (joint work with Martin Liebeck, Assaf Naor and Aluna Rizzoli)

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