
Journal of Lie Theory 23 (2013), No. 3, 747778 Copyright Heldermann Verlag 2013 A Characterization of the Unitary Highest Weight Modules by Euclidean Jordan Algebras Zhanqiang Bai Dept. of Mathematics, Hong Kong University, of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong mazqbai@ust.hk [Abstractpdf] \def\c{{\frak c}} \def\o{{\frak o}} \def\C{{\Bbb C}} Let $\c\o(J)$ be the conformal algebra of a simple Euclidean Jordan algebra $J$. We show that a (nontrivial) unitary highest weight $\c\o(J)$module has the smallest positive GelfandKirillov dimension if and only if a certain quadratic relation is satisfied in the universal enveloping algebra $U(\c\o(J)_\C)$. In particular, we find an quadratic element in $U(\c\o(J)_\C)$. A prime ideal in $U(\c\o(J)_\C)$ equals the Joseph ideal if and only if it contains this quadratic element. Keywords: Euclidean Jordan algebras, unitary highest weight module, quadratic relation, Joseph Ideal. MSC: 22E47, 17B10, 17C99 [ Fulltextpdf (408 KB)] for subscribers only. 