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Algebra, Geometry and Cryptology Seminar

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Spring 2018
Fridays, 3:00-3:50
Location: MB124

The Algebra, Geometry and Cryptology (AGC) Seminar meets on selected Fridays, dates indicated below. The seminar is organized by Zach Teitler <zteitler@boisestate.edu>.

  • Taking the seminar for credit
    The seminar may be taken for credit as Math 498. For information about receiving credit, contact zteitler@boisestate.edu.
  • Everybody is welcome!
    Everybody interested is welcome to attend and participate! Enrollment for credit is not required. We welcome students to attend and present in the seminar. Attending seminars and colloquium presentations is an excellent way to learn about research topics and senior thesis topics.
  • AGC Seminar mailing list
    Announcements of upcoming seminars are sent by email to all interested participants. To be added to the AGC Seminar mailing list, contact zteitler@boisestate.edu.

January 12:

Planning

January 19:

Topology Seminar
Jens Harlander, Boise State University
Who cares about finite topological spaces? Part I

January 26:

Topology Seminar
Jens Harlander, Boise State University
Who cares about finite topological spaces? Part II

February 2:

Topology Seminar
Jens Harlander, Boise State University
Who cares about finite topological spaces? Part III

February 9:

Mathematics Colloquium

February 16:

Mathematics Colloquium

February 23:

Jonny Comes, College of Idaho
An introduction to cellular algebras
In the mid 1990s Graham and Lehrer introduced the notion of a cellular algebra. Roughly speaking, a cellular algebra is a ring equipped with a basis that, in some sense, behaves nicely with respect to multiplication. In this talk I will start with the precise definition of a cellular algebra. Then I will explain how the cellular basis can be used to classify irreducible representations of the algebra. The main examples for the talk are the Temperley-Lieb algebras. I will describe a cellular basis of these algebras, and the corresponding classification of irreducible representations. If time permits I will also discuss a cellular basis for the group algebra of the symmetric group and its relationship to the Robinson–Schensted–Knuth algorithm.

March 2:

Scott Andrews, Boise State University
TBA

March 9:

TBA

March 16:

Topology Seminar

March 23:

TBA

April 6:

Topology Seminar

April 13:

TBA

April 20:

Topology Seminar

Previous semesters:

Fall 2017 Spring 2017 Fall 2016 Spring 2016
Fall 2015 Spring 2015 Fall 2014 Spring 2014
Fall 2013 Spring 2013 Fall 2012 Spring 2012
Fall 2011 Spring 2011 Fall 2010