# nLab central character

If $U = U(\mathfrak{g})$ is the enveloping algebra of a Lie algebra \mathrak{g] over $\mathfrak{g}$, a central character of $U(\mathfrak{g})$, or, by abuse of language, of $\mathfrak{g}$, is any algebra homomorphism $Z(\mathfrak{g})\to\mathbb{C}$.

If $\mathfrak{g}$ is a semisimple Lie algebra over $\mathfrak{g}$, then any weight $\lambda$ determines a central character $\chi_\lambda$ in a standard way (…)

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