From etale algebras to Clifford algebras

Speaker: Professor Max-Albert Knus (ETH, Zurich)

Time: 4:00PM
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.)