Symplectic involutions on algebras of degree eight

Speaker: Karim Becher (Konstanz)

Time: 3:00PM
Date: Wed 29th September 2010

Location: Mathematical Sciences Seminar Room

=== Please note that the seminar has been moved to 3pm ===

In a recent work by Garibaldi-Parimala-Tignol, a cohomological invariant of degree 3 for symplectic involutions on central simple algebras of degree eight was introduced and used to solve the Pfister Factor Conjecture in degree 6.
We give a more elementary aproach to this invariant and define it as a 3-fold Pfister form.

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