Cluster algebras of finite type

5 November 2014
12:30
Teresa Conde
Abstract

Cluster algebras are commutative algebras generated by a set S, obtained by an iterated mutation process of an initial seed. They were introduced by S. Fomin and A. Zelevinski in connection with canonical bases in Lie theory. Since then, many connections between cluster algebras and other areas have arisen.
This talk will focus on cluster algebras for which the set S is finite. These are called cluster algebras of finite type and are classified by Dynkin diagrams, in a similar way to many other objects.