As is well-known, the dimension of the space spanned by the non-degenerate invariant symmetric bilinear forms (NISes) on any simple finite-dimensional Lie algebra or Lie superalgebra is equal to at most 1 if the characteristic of the algebraically closed ground field is not 2.

We prove that in characteristic 2, the superdimension of the space spanned by NISes can be equal to 0, or 1, or 0|1, or 1|1; it is equal to 1|1 if and only if the Lie superalgebra is a queerification (defined in arXiv:1407.1695) of a simple classically restricted Lie algebra with a NIS (for examples, mainly in characteristic distinct from 2, see arXiv:1806.05505).

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We prove that in characteristic 2, the superdimension of the space spanned by NISes can be equal to 0, or 1, or 0|1, or 1|1; it is equal to 1|1 if and only if the Lie superalgebra is a queerification (defined in arXiv:1407.1695) of a simple classically restricted Lie algebra with a NIS (for examples, mainly in characteristic distinct from 2, see arXiv:1806.05505).

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We shall meet this time at the seminar room KONIRNA, ground floor, front building of IM. We... more