School of Mathematics,
University of Leeds,
Leeds LS2 9JT,

Infinite Dimensional Automorphic Lie Algebras

We propose a new class of infinite dimensional Lie algebras, which has important applications to the theory of integrable equations. The construction of these algebras is very similar to the one for automorphic functions and this motivates the name automorphic Lie algebras. For automorphic Lie algebras we present bases in which they are quasigraded and all structure constants can be written out explicitly. These algebras have a useful factorisations on two subalgebras similar to the factorisation of the current algebra on the positive and negative parts.