SSOR Department Seminars: Spring 2019

Dr. Ryad Ghanam 

The Origin of Lie Symmetry Methods for Differential Equations and the Rise of Abstract Lie Algebras


Dr. Ryad Ghanam
Virginia Commonwealth University - Qatar

Thursday, January 17, 2019
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Grace Harris Hall 
Room 4119 


In this talk we shall focus on the origins of Lie theory and discuss several examples of differential equations to which the Lie symmetry method is applicable. Thereafter we
shall trace the development of the theory of abstract Lie algebras and its importance in theoretical physics.

Speaker bio

Dr. Ryad Ghanam is a Professor of Mathematics at VCU-Q and an affiliate faculty member in the Department of Statistical Sciences and Operations Research at VCU Richmond. Dr. Ghanam's main area of research is applied differential geometry, Lie groups and Lie algebras and their applications to differential equations.

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