Date and Time: Friday, December 3rd, 2-3pm
Place: Rome 206
Speaker: Robert Won GWU
Title: Quantum symmetry and noncommutative algebra
Abstract: Classically, symmetries are captured by group actions. The study of symmetries of commutative polynomial rings has a long and beautiful history. However, noncommutative algebras generally admit few group actions. In order to study the symmetries of noncommutative algebras, a more general context is needed. In this talk, we will discuss what quantum symmetry means to a noncommutative algebraist.