Finding fields to realize the axiomatic theory of quadratic forms

Speaker: Dr. Vincent Astier (UCD)

Time: 4:00PM

Date: Wed 25th February 2009

Location: Mathematical Sciences Seminar Room

I will present the axiomatic theory of quadratic forms, and how it corresponds, in some nice cases, to the classical theory of quadratic forms over fields. I will then present some recent results that increase this set of "nice cases".

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