Weyl modules, Demazure modules, KR-modules, crystals, fusion products and limit constructions

Research paper by Ghislain Fourier, Peter Littelmann

Indexed on: 23 Aug '06Published on: 23 Aug '06Published in: Mathematics - Representation Theory


We study finite dimensional representations of current algebras, loop algebras and their quantized versions. For the current algebra of a simple Lie algebra of type {\tt ADE}, we show that Kirillov-Reshetikhin modules and Weyl modules are in fact all Demazure modules. As a consequence one obtains an elementary proof of the dimension formula for Weyl modules for the current and the loop algebra. Further, we show that the crystals of the Weyl and the Demazure module are the same up to some additional label zero arrows for the Weyl module. For the current algebra $\Lgc$ of an arbitrary simple Lie algebra, the fusion product of Demazure modules of the same level turns out to be again a Demazure module. As an application we construct the $\Lgc$-module structure of the Kac-Moody algebra $\Lhg$-module $V(\ell\Lam_0)$ as a semi-infinite fusion product of finite dimensional $\Lgc$--modules.