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Graduate Algebra and Representation Theory Seminar

Generalizing the Quaternions

Yael Davidov (Rutgers University)

Location:  GSL - Hill 701
Date & time: Monday, 28 October 2019 at 3:10PM - 4:10PM

Abstract: In this talk we will take the quaternions, a well-known algebraic object famously discovered by Hamilton, and study a set of objects which generalize them called (confusingly) quaternion algebras. Very little prior knowledge is expected and this talk has nothing to with Lie algebras (to my knowledge). In the talk I will touch on some connections to quadratic forms, algebraic geometry, and number theory and we might prove some theorems.

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