In this paper, we take a new look at the representation theory of Lie triple systems. We consider both ordinary Lie triple systems and restricted Lie triple systems in the sense of Hodge (2001). In a final section, we begin a study of the cohomology of Lie triple systems.
Balanced minimum evolution (BME) is a statistically consistent distance-based method to reconstruct a phylogenetic tree from an alignment of molecular data. In 2000, Pauplin showed that the BME method is equivalent to optimizing a linear functional over the BME polytope, the convex hull of the BME vectors obtained from Pauplin's formula applied to all… (More)
We describe an ongoing collaborative curriculum materials development project between Sweet Briar College and Western Michigan University, with support from the National Science Foundation. We present a collection of modules under development that can be used in existing mathematics and biology courses, and we address a critical national need to introduce… (More)
Description: Written by experts in both mathematics and biology, Algebraic and Discrete Mathematical Methods for Modern Biology offers a bridge between math and biology, providing a framework for simulating, analyzing, predicting, and modulating the behavior of complex biological systems. Each chapter begins with a question from modern biology, followed by… (More)
In these notes we outline some aspects of the modular representation theories of finite groups of Lie type in defining and cross-characteristics, with particular interest paid to how these theories relate to the modular representation theory of algebraic groups and the (characteristic 0) representation theory of Lie algebras and quantum groups. We begin by… (More)