Groups and their Representation


Lecture details

This lecture will be given by Professor Hassler.


  • abstract groups
  • matrix representation of groups
  • character tables
  • irreducible representations
  • point groups
  • reduction of tensor products
  • selection rules
  • real representation and time-reversal
  • representation of Clifford algebras

Learning goal:

The students understand the notion of an irreducible representation of a finite group. They can reduce a general representation into the irreducible components. They are familiar with general selection rules and their importance in physical applications.


Morton Hamermesh, Group Theory and Its Application to Physical Problems, Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 1962
T. Inui, Y. Tanabe, Y. Onodera, Group Theory and Its Applications in Physics, Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences Vol.78, 1996

Time Room Start/Finish
Mon 4.30pm - 6pm Online 26.10.2020 - 08.02.2021