Ryan Kinser (University of Iowa)
Title: Matrix problems and quiver representations
Abstract: I will tell the story of how directed graphs (quivers) provide a unified approach to ideas from classical linear algebra to modern representation theory. The talk is completely expository, progressing from a brief recollection of Jordan normal form to simplified statements of some of the major theorems about finite-dimensional algebras from the 1970s. The target audience includes everyone from graduate students to senior mathematicians.
Friday, September 29, 2017 at 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Levan Center, 201
2322 N Kenmore Ave