Hall Algebras and Green's theorem

20 May 2016

Hall algebras are a deformation of the K-group (Grothendieck group) of an abelian category, which encode some information about non-trivial extensions in the category.
A main feature of Hall algebras is that in addition to the product (which deforms the product in the K-group) there is a natural coproduct, which in certain cases makes the Hall algebra a (braided) bi-algebra. This is the content of Green's theorem and supplies the main ingredient in a construction of quantum groups.

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