TY - JOUR

T1 - Non-degenerate Invariant (Super)Symmetric Bilinear Forms on Simple Lie (Super)Algebras

AU - Bouarroudj, Sofiane

AU - Krutov, Andrey

AU - Leites, Dimitry

AU - Shchepochkina, Irina

N1 - Funding Information:
S.B. and A.K. were partly supported by the grant AD 065 NYUAD. A.K. was partly supported by WCMCS post-doctoral fellowship. A part of this research was done while A.K. was visiting NYUAD; the financial support and warm atmosphere of this institute are gratefully acknowledged. We are thankful to J. Bernstein, P. Grozman, S. Skryabin, P. Zusmanovich, and especially A. Lebedev, for help. For the possibility to conduct difficult computations of this research we are grateful to M. Al Barwani, Director of the High Performance Computing resources at New York University Abu Dhabi.
Publisher Copyright:
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PY - 2018/10/1

Y1 - 2018/10/1

N2 - We review the list of non-degenerate invariant (super)symmetric bilinear forms (briefly: NIS) on the following simple (relatives of) Lie (super)algebras: (a) with symmetrizable Cartan matrix of any growth, (b) with non-symmetrizable Cartan matrix of polynomial growth, (c) Lie (super)algebras of vector fields with polynomial coefficients, (d) stringy a.k.a. superconformal superalgebras, (e) queerifications of simple restricted Lie algebras. Over algebraically closed fields of positive characteristic, we establish when the deform (i.e., the result of deformation) of the known finite-dimensional simple Lie (super)algebra has a NIS. Amazingly, in most of the cases considered, if the Lie (super)algebra has a NIS, its deform has a NIS with the same Gram matrix after an identification of bases of the initial and deformed algebras. We do not consider odd parameters of deformations. Closely related with simple Lie (super)algebras with NIS is the notion of doubly extended Lie (super)algebras of which affine Kac–Moody (super)algebras are the most known examples.

AB - We review the list of non-degenerate invariant (super)symmetric bilinear forms (briefly: NIS) on the following simple (relatives of) Lie (super)algebras: (a) with symmetrizable Cartan matrix of any growth, (b) with non-symmetrizable Cartan matrix of polynomial growth, (c) Lie (super)algebras of vector fields with polynomial coefficients, (d) stringy a.k.a. superconformal superalgebras, (e) queerifications of simple restricted Lie algebras. Over algebraically closed fields of positive characteristic, we establish when the deform (i.e., the result of deformation) of the known finite-dimensional simple Lie (super)algebra has a NIS. Amazingly, in most of the cases considered, if the Lie (super)algebra has a NIS, its deform has a NIS with the same Gram matrix after an identification of bases of the initial and deformed algebras. We do not consider odd parameters of deformations. Closely related with simple Lie (super)algebras with NIS is the notion of doubly extended Lie (super)algebras of which affine Kac–Moody (super)algebras are the most known examples.

KW - Killing form

KW - Lie superalgebra

KW - Positive characteristic

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U2 - 10.1007/s10468-018-9802-8

DO - 10.1007/s10468-018-9802-8

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:85048721440

SN - 1386-923X

VL - 21

SP - 897

EP - 941

JO - Algebras and Representation Theory

JF - Algebras and Representation Theory

IS - 5

ER -