Trace forms of symbol algebras

Speaker: Ronan Flatley (UCD)

Time: 3:00PM

Date: Wed 23rd September 2009

Location: Mathematical Sciences Seminar Room

Let S be a symbol algebra. The trace form of S is computed and it is shown how this quadratic form can be used to determine whether S is a division algebra or not.

(This talk is part of the K-Theory, Quadratic Forms and Number Theory series.)