### Eric Sommers, Some Slodowy Slices Associated to Special Nilpotent Orbits

B236-1 IBS, Korea, Republic ofSpeaker Eric Sommers University of Massachusetts Among the nilpotent orbits in a simple Lie algebra are the special nilpotent orbits, which play an important role in representation theory. Some of the geometry of the closure of a nilpotent orbit can be understood by taking a transverse slice to a smaller orbit in the …