From etale algebras to Clifford algebras
Speaker: Professor Max-Albert Knus (ETH, Zurich)
Date: Wed 28th March 2007
Location: Mathematical Sciences Seminar Room
The Galois cohomology of Weyl groups of simple algebraic groups classify certain types of etale algebras. For groups of type D_n these etale algebras are double covers and are related to Clifford algebras of quadratic spaces. (Joint work with Jean-Pierre Tignol).
(This talk is part of the K-Theory, Quadratic Forms and Number Theory series.)