Past Representation Theory Seminar

18 October 2013
15:50
Andrzej Skowronski
Abstract
Let $A$ be a finite-dimensional $K$-algebra over an algebraically closed field $K$. Denote by $\Omega_A$ the syzygy operator on the category $\mod A$ of finite-dimensional right $A$-modules, which assigns to a module $M$ in $\mod A$ the kernel $\Omega_A(M)$ of a minimal projective cover $P_A(M) \to M$ of $M$ in $\mod A$. A module $M$ in $\mod A$ is said to be periodic if $\Omega_A^n(M) \cong M$ for some $n \geq 1$. Then $A$ is said to be a periodic algebra if $A$ is periodic in the module category $\mod A^e$ of the enveloping algebra $A^e = A^{\op} \otimes_K A$. The periodic algebras $A$ are self-injective and their module categories $\mod A$ are periodic (all modules in $\mod A$ without projective direct summands are periodic). The periodicity of an algebra $A$ is related with periodicity of its Hochschild cohomology algebra $HH^{*}(A)$ and is invariant under equivalences of the derived categories $D^b(\mod A)$ of bounded complexes over $\mod A$. One of the exciting open problems in the representation theory of self-injective algebras is to determine the Morita equivalence classes of periodic algebras. We will present the current stage of the solution of this problem and exhibit prominent classes of periodic algebras.
  • Representation Theory Seminar
18 October 2013
14:00
Radha Kessar
Abstract
We investigate symmetric quotient algebras of symmetric algebras, with an emphasis on finite group algebras over a complete discrete valuation ring R with residue field of positive characteristic p. Using elementary methods, we show that if an ordinary irreducible character of a finite group gives rise to a symmetric quotient over R which is not a matrix algebra, then the decomposition numbers of the row labelled by the character are all divisible by p. In a different direction, we show that if is P is a finite p-group with a cyclic normal subgroup of index p, then every ordinary irreducible character of P gives rise to a symmetric quotient of RP. This is joint work with Shigeo Koshitani and Markus Linckelmann.
  • Representation Theory Seminar
18 October 2013
09:30
Dave Benson
Abstract

This talk is about some recent joint work with Sarah Witherspoon. The representations of some finite dimensional Hopf algebras have curious behaviour: Nonprojective modules may have projective tensor powers, and the variety of a tensor product of modules may not be contained in the intersection of their varieties. I shall describe a family of examples of such Hopf algebras and their modules, and the classification of left, right, and two-sided ideals in their stable module categories.

  • Representation Theory Seminar
17 October 2013
16:45
Idun Reiten
Abstract
To a finite connected acyclic quiver Q there is associated a path algebra kQ, for an algebraically closed field k, a Coxeter group W and a preprojective algebra. We discuss a bijection between elements of the Coxeter group W and the cofinite quotient closed subcategories of mod kQ, obtained by using the preprojective algebra. This is taken from a paper with Oppermann and Thomas. We also include a related result by Mizuno in the case when Q is Dynkin.
  • Representation Theory Seminar
17 October 2013
15:00
Claus Ringel
Abstract
Given a root system, the choice of a root basis divides the set of roots into the positive and the negative ones, it also yields an ordering on the set of positive roots. The set of positive roots with respect to this ordering is called a root poset. The root posets have attracted a lot of interest in the last years. The set of antichains (with a suitable ordering) in a root poset turns out to be a lattice, it is called lattice of (generalized) non-crossing partitions. As Ingalls and Thomas have shown, this lattice is isomorphic to the lattice of thick subcategories of a hereditary abelian category of Dynkin type. The isomorphism can be used in order to provide conceptual proofs of several intriguing counting results for non-crossing partitions.
  • Representation Theory Seminar

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