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Seminario Dottorato: Hopf Algebras. An introduction

Wednesday 19 October 2011 - Agustin Garcia

ARGOMENTI: Seminari Dottorato

SEMINARIO DOTTORATO
Wednesday 19 October 2011 h. 14:30, room 2BC30
Agustin Garcia (Univ. Cordoba - Argentina and Dip. Mat. - Padova)
"Hopf Algebras. An introduction"

-Abstract
In this introductory talk we will motivate and present the definition of a Hopf algebra and we will review some of its main properties. The talk will be illustrated with several examples. The concept of a Hopf algebra, in a slightly different version as we know it today, was introduced in the 50's and got its final shape towards the late 60's. They became popular in the 80's, with the appearance of quantum groups and their relation with phenomena of algebraic groups in positive characteristic. Soon after that, they spread over various fields of mathematics and mathematical physics.

Rif. int. C. Marastoni, T. Vargiolu

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