#18021 Overall Influence

Robert Moody

Canadian mathematician

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Robert Vaughan Moody, is a Canadian mathematician. He is the co-discover of Kac–Moody algebra, a Lie algebra, usually infinite-dimensional, that can be defined through a generalized root system."Almost simultaneously in 1967, Victor Kac in the USSR and Robert Moody in Canada developed what was to become Kac–Moody algebra. Kac and Moody noticed that if Wilhelm Killing's conditions were relaxed, it was still possible to associate to the Cartan matrix a Lie algebra which, necessarily, would be infinite dimensional." - A. J. Coleman

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University of Saskatchewan

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University of Toronto

University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

University of Alberta

Public research university in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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#920 World Rank
Mathematics