Logic seminar: Lorna Gregory (University of East Anglia)
|14 February 2024
|15:15 - 16:15
|What is it:
|Department of Mathematics
|Who is it for:
|University staff, External researchers, Adults, Alumni, Current University students
Title: Pseudofinite-dimensional Modules over Finite-dimensional Algebras
The representation type of a finite-dimensional k-algebra is an algebraic measure of how hard it is to classify its finite-dimensional indecomposable modules.
Intuitively, a finite-dimensional k-algebra is of tame representation type if we can classify its finite-dimensional modules and wild representation type if its module category contains a copy of the category of finite-dimensional modules of all other finite-dimensional k-algebras. An archetypical (although not finite-dimensional) tame algebra is kx. The structure theorem for finitely generated modules over a PID describes its finite-dimensional modules. Drozd’s famous dichotomy theorem states that all finite-dimensional algebras are either wild or tame.
A long-standing conjecture of Mike Prest claims that a finite-dimensional algebra has decidable theory of modules if and only if it is of tame representation type. Most representation theorist are principally interested in finite-dimensional modules. A module over a k-algebra is pseudofinite-dimensional if it is a model of the common theory of all finite-dimensional modules. In this talk we will present work in progress around and in support of the following variant of Prest's conjecture: A finite-dimensional algebra has decidable theory of pseudofinite-dimensional modules if and only if it is tame.
Travel and Contact Information
Frank Adams 1 (and zoom, link in email)
Alan Turing Building