A glance at invariant theory

Type: 
PhD Student Seminar
Audience: 
Open to the Public
Building: 
Zrinyi u. 14
Room: 
310/A
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 2:00pm
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Date: 
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 2:00pm

Abstract: Invariant theory was a dominant branch of mathematics in the
nineteenth century, and motivated developments that became the
starting point of much of twentieth century abstract algebra. Nowadays
it is a subject on the borderline of algebraic geometry, commutative
algebra, representation theory, Lie theory, ring theory. The aim of
the talk is to introduce the area by reviewing both historic
highlights and some recent activities.