Submission: 2011, Sep 26
We give a detailed description of the torsors that correspond to multiloop algebras. These algebras are twisted forms of simple Lie algebras extended over Laurent polynomial rings. They play a crucial role in the construction of Extended Affine Lie Algebras (which are higher nullity analogues of the affine Kac-Moody Lie algebras). The torsor approach that we take draws heavily for the theory of reductive group schemes developed by M. Demazure and A. Grothendieck. It also allows us to find a bridge between multiloop algebras and the work of J. Tits on reductive groups over complete local fields.
2010 Mathematics Subject Classification: 17B67, 11E72, 14L30, 14E20
Keywords and Phrases: Reductive group scheme torsor multiloop algebra Extended Affine Lie Algebras.
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