D-modules: PDEs, flat connections, and crystals

31 October 2013
16:00
to
17:30
Emily Cliff
Abstract
Motivated by the study of PDEs, we introduce the notion of a D-module on a variety X and give the basics of three perspectives on the theory: modules over the sheaf of differential operators on X; quasi-coherent modules with flat connection; and crystals on X. This talk will assume basic knowledge of algebraic geometry (such as rudimentary sheaf theory).
  • Junior Geometry and Topology Seminar