Department of Mathematics


  •  Matthew Ballard, University of South Carolina
  •  Exceptional collections: what they are and where to find them (special colloquium)
  •  01/07/2019
  •  4:10 PM - 5:00 PM
  •  C304 Wells Hall

Analogous to orthonormal bases in linear algebra, exceptional collections in triangulated categories are the most atomic means of decomposition. In this talk, we will introduce exceptional collections drawing heavily on examples from noncommutative algebra, algebraic geometry and symplectic geometry. We will then address the question of where (and how) to find them.



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