Albert Hofmann, R.I.P.
And in the “who knew he was still alive” category: Albert Hofmann died yesterday at the age of 102! Man, I wonder what he was taking that kept him alive so long. You don’t suppose…
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This is mainly an expository blath, with occasional high-level excursions, humorous observations, rants, and musings. The main-line exposition should be accessible to the “Generally Interested Lay Audience”, as long as you trace the links back towards the basics. Check the sidebar for specific topics (under “Categories”).
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- The Submodule of Invariants
- More New Modules from Old
- New Modules from Old
- Reducible Modules
- Irreducible Modules
- Lie Algebra Modules
- All Derivations of Semisimple Lie Algebras are Inner
- Decomposition of Semisimple Lie Algebras
- Back to the Example
- The Radical of the Killing Form
- The Killing Form
- Cartan’s Criterion
- A Trace Criterion for Nilpotence
- Uses of the Jordan-Chevalley Decomposition
- The Jordan-Chevalley Decomposition (proof)
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