# Cartan subalgebras of a loop algebra.

For an algebraically closed field $\mathbb F$ of characteristic zero, a finite-dimensional Lie algebra $\frak G$ has a Cartan subalgebra and these subalgebras are conjugated in a certain sense.

Let $L(\frak G)= \frak G\otimes \mathbb F[t,t^{-1}]$ be the loop algebra associated to $\frak G$ with the natural bracket. Does exist a Cartan subalgebra for $L(\frak G)$? How to describe it?

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WHat is your definition of a Cartan algebra in this general situation? – Mariano Suárez-Alvarez Jan 9 '12 at 21:19
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