McKay Correspondence

Course Description

The McKay Correspondence establishes a correspondence between the finite subgroups of SL(2, C) and the ADE type Dynkin diagrams. It has important consequences in understanding the geometry and topology of minimal resolutions of rational double points, from where it ramifies itself into a plethora of directions (like algebraic geometry, complex geometry and manifolds with special holonomy, representation theory) which will be investigated in this course.


Tentative Program