Fundamental Algebra


Group actions, Sylow theory. Nilpotent and solvable groups. Free groups and presentations. Lie groups and algebraic groups. Groups with operators. Rings and modules. Hermite, Smith and Jordan normal forms for matrices. Wedderburn theory. Linear representations of groups. Polynomial rings and factorization theory. Field extensions. Galois theory. Norms, traces and discriminants. Ideal theory in commutative rings. Rings of integers. Dedekind domains. Algebraic sets and Hilbert's Nullstellensatz.

The program will cover most of the above topics. Depending on the background and interests of the students, some topics may be developed in considerably more depth than others.


Research and Events


  • PhD Defense
    Fernando Lucatelli Nunes - Pseudomonads and Descent
    10:00 - Sala dos Capelos, Univ. Coimbra
    January 24, 2018
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Defended Theses

  • Descent theory of (T,V)-categories: global-descent and étale-descent
      Pier Giorgio Basile (September 2017)
      Maria Manuel Clementino
  • Representations of generalized quivers
      Artur Duarte Ferreira de Araújo (June 2017)
      Peter Gothen
  • On semisimple Hopf actions
      Deividi Ricardo Pansera (June 2017)
      Christian Edgar Lomp
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