$\mathfrak{g}$-quasi-Frobenius Lie algebras

David N. Pham

Address: Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, QCC CUNY, Bayside, NY 11364

E-mail: dpham90@gmail.com

Abstract: A Lie version of Turaev’s $\overline{G}$-Frobenius algebras from 2-dimensional homotopy quantum field theory is proposed. The foundation for this Lie version is a structure we call a $\mathfrak{g}$-quasi-Frobenius Lie algebra for $\mathfrak{g}$ a finite dimensional Lie algebra. The latter consists of a quasi-Frobenius Lie algebra $(\mathfrak{q},\beta )$ together with a left $\mathfrak{g}$-module structure which acts on $\mathfrak{q}$ via derivations and for which $\beta $ is $\mathfrak{g}$-invariant. Geometrically, $\mathfrak{g}$-quasi-Frobenius Lie algebras are the Lie algebra structures associated to symplectic Lie groups with an action by a Lie group $G$ which acts via symplectic Lie group automorphisms. In addition to geometry, $\mathfrak{g}$-quasi-Frobenius Lie algebras can also be motivated from the point of view of category theory. Specifically, $\mathfrak{g}$-quasi Frobenius Lie algebras correspond to quasi Frobenius Lie objects in $\mathbf{Rep}(\mathfrak{g})$. If $\mathfrak{g}$ is now equipped with a Lie bialgebra structure, then the categorical formulation of $\overline{G}$-Frobenius algebras given in [16] suggests that the Lie version of a $\overline{G}$-Frobenius algebra is a quasi-Frobenius Lie object in $\mathbf{Rep}(D(\mathfrak{g}))$, where $D(\mathfrak{g})$ is the associated (semiclassical) Drinfeld double. We show that if $\mathfrak{g}$ is a quasitriangular Lie bialgebra, then every $\mathfrak{g}$-quasi-Frobenius Lie algebra has an induced $D(\mathfrak{g})$-action which gives it the structure of a $D(\mathfrak{g})$-quasi-Frobenius Lie algebra.

AMSclassification: primary 22Exx; secondary 22E60, 53D05, 18A05, 18E05.

Keywords: symplectic Lie groups, quasi-Frobenius Lie algebras, Lie bialgebras, Drinfeld double, group actions.

DOI: 10.5817/AM2016-4-233