Noncommutative Algebra


The syllabus will vary from year to year but the core syllabus is
- Division rings: Quaternions, Cayley-Dickson construction.
- Wedderburn-Artin Theory: matrix rings over division rings and semisimple modules.
- Tensor products and categories.
- Algebras presented by generators and relations.
- Simple algebras: Weyl algebras, central simple algebras, Brauer group.

Further topics (an uncomplete list):
- Non-commutative polynomial rings: skew-polynomial rings, differential operator algebras
- Lie algebras and their enveloping algebras
- basic facts on Hopf algebras: Frobenius algebras, Maschke theorem, Noetherian Hopf algebras
- Noetherian ring theory: non-commutative localization and Goldie's theorem
- basic facts of homological algebra.

Research and Events


  • Jeux de tableaux and crystals
    Olga Azenhas (CMUC)
    15h30m, Room 108, UP Math. Dept.
    December 12, 2017
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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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