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Student Commutative Algebra

Date:  Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Location:  3096 East Hall (3:00 PM to 4:00 PM)

Title:  Rings of Differential Operators and D-Modules

Abstract:   Given a k-algebra R one can construct its ring of differential operators D, which is a non-commutative R-algebra for which R is a module. It turns out that a lot of R-modules that we care about (e.g. local cohomology of R) carry a D-module structure. This extra structure has been crucial in, for example, proving the finiteness of number of associated primes for local cohomology. In this talk, I will introduce these differential operators, survey general aspects of the theory and glance at some applications. This talk will be accessible to any graduate student.


Speaker:  Eamon Quinlan
Institution:  University of Michigan

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