Departmental Colloquium

Tom Bridgeland
Hall algebras and quantum groups
Abstract: A celebrated theorem of Ringel gives a neat formula-free description of positive parts of quantized enveloping algebras in terms of categories of quiver representations. The crucial ingredient is the notion of the Hall algebra of an abelian category. I will explain this construction, give a precise statement of Ringel's result, and then describe a generalization which gives a similar formula-free description for the full quantum group.
Friday March 22, 2013 at 3:00 PM in Lecture Center C4 (please note special location)
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