Algebra Research Group

Welcome to the pages of the Algebra group in the Mathematical Institute at Oxford. Here you will find information on our members, the seminars and other events we organise, news about us and the research networks we participate in. There are also lists of lecture courses related to our interests.

The research interests of the group span group theory, representation theory and algebraic aspects of geometry, among many other topics. For more detailed information on the people in our group and their individual research interests, please see our list of members.

If you are interested in undertaking graduate studies with us, please see the department's information for prospective graduate students. Post-doctoral positions and funding opportunities and faculty positions are listed on the Institute's vacancies page.

Details of the next scheduled seminar in each of the series we organise are listed below. For future events, please follow the link to each seminar's listings.

Algebra seminar

20 November 2018
Nicolas Dupre

The celebrated localisation theorem of Beilinson-Bernstein asserts that there is an equivalence between representations of a Lie algebra and modules over the sheaf of differential operators on the corresponding flag variety. In this talk we discuss certain analogues of this result in various contexts. Namely, there is a localisation theorem for quantum groups due to Backelin and Kremnizer and, more recently, Ardakov and Wadsley also proved a localisation theorem working with certain completed enveloping algebras of p-adic Lie algebras. We then explain how to combine the ideas involved in these results to construct
a p-adic analytic quantum flag variety and a category of D-modules on it, and we show that the global section functor on these D-modules yields an equivalence of categories.

Representation Theory seminar

There are no seminars currently scheduled for this series.

An archive of previous events is also available.