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Future Talks
Friday, 17 May 2019

BielefeldMünster Representation Theory Seminar
Friday, 24 May 2019

Janina Carmen Letz (Salt Lake City): tba

Zhengfang Wang (Bonn): tba
Seminar Archive
Friday, 12 April 2019

13:30, Room T2208
Markus Linckelmann (London): On Picard groups of finite group algebras
Abstract: The Picard group of self Morita equivalences of a finitedimensional algebra over an algebraically closed field k is an algebraic group. By contrast, the Picard group of a finite group algebra over a padic ring with finite residue field is a finite group. The structure of the automorphism group of a finite group algebra over a plocal domain with an algebraically closed residue field is largely unknown; it seems to be unknown in general whether this group is finite. A recent result by F. Eisele shows that this group is also an algebraic group over the residue field. In joint work with R. Boltje and R. Kessar, we identify a `large' subgroup of the Picard group of a block algebra in terms of the fusion systems of the blocks and the Dade groups of its defect groups. This is partly motivated by the  to date open  question whether Morita equivalent block algebras have isomorphic defect groups and fusion systems. Another motivation comes from recent work of Eaton, Eisele, and Livesey, where the above results on Picard groups play a role in the proof of special cases of Donovan's finiteness conjecture.

14:45, Room T2208
Dave Benson (Aberdeen): Some exotic symmetric tensor categories in characteristic two
Abstract: This talk is about joint work with Pavel Etingof. A theorem of Deligne says that in characteristic zero, any symmetric tensor category "of moderate growth" admits a tensor functor to vector spaces or to super (i.e., Z/2graded) vector spaces. In prime characteristic, this is not true, but one may ask whether there is a good list of "incompressible" symmetric tensor categories to which they they do all map. We construct an infinite ascending chain of finite symmetric tensor categories in characteristic two, all of which are incompressible. The constructions are based on the theory of tilting modules over the finite groups SL(2,2^n). Similar examples should exist in other prime characteristics, but the details have not yet been worked out.

16:00, Room T2208
Jon Carlson (Athens, Georgia): Lots of categories for the Green correspondence
Abstract: This is joint work with Lizhong Wang and Jiping Zhang.
The object is to establish a Green correspondence for categories of complexes of modules as well as their homotopy categories and derived categories. There is a categorical expression of the Green correspondence that is similar to a construction of Benson and Wheeler. At a key point in the constuction, we must assume that one of the categories has idempotent completion. This condition holds provided the category has countable direct summands. But under that assumption there are many categories that satisfy the hypothesis.
Wednesday, 06 February 2019

14:15, Room U2205
Teresa Conde (Stuttgart): GabrielRoiter measure and finiteness of the representation dimension
Abstract: The induction scheme used in Roiter's proof of the first BrauerThrall conjecture prompted Gabriel to introduce an invariant, known as the Gabriel–Roiter measure. The usefulness of the GabrielRoiter measure is not limited to the first BrauerThrall conjecture: Ringel has used it to give new proofs of results established by Auslander in the 70's. In this talk, we use the GabrielRoiter measure to provide a new proof of the finiteness of the representation dimension for Artin algebras, a result originally proved by Iyama in 2002.
Friday, 01 February 2019

14:15, Room U2205
Severin Barmeier (Bonn): Diagrams of algebras, categories of coherent sheaves and deformations
Abstract: Given a complex algebraic variety X, the restriction of its structure sheaf to a finite cover of affine open sets can be viewed as a diagram of (commutative) algebras. Deformations of a diagram obtained in this way correspond precisely to deformations of the category of
(quasi)coherent sheaves as an Abelian category (after W. Lowen and M. Van den Bergh).
We describe the higher deformation theory explicitly via Linfinity algebras for X covered by two affine opens and explain the connection to
"classical" deformations of the complex structure and deformation quantizations by means of examples. This is joint work with Y. Frégier.

15:30, Room U2205
Wassilij Gnedin (Bochum): A homological characterization of ribbon graph orders
Abstract: Recently, finitedimensional algebras which can be related to surfaces have attracted a lot of interest.
My talk is concerned with certain 'noncommutative curve singularities' arising from ribbon graphs on closed surfaces.
These socalled ribbon graph orders can be viewed as infinitedimensional versions of Brauer graph algebras as well as gentle algebras.
Although defined by particular combinatorial conditions, it turns out that ribbon graph orders possess a unique blend of purely homological features (such as a CalabiYau property of the perfect derived category and semisimplicity of the singularity category).
Using their homological characterization I will show that ribbon graph orders as well as certain finitedimensional special biserial algebras are preserved under derived equivalences.
Friday, 25 January 2019

14:15, Room U2205
Sebastian Opper (Paderborn): On autoequivalences and derived invariants of gentle algebras
Abstract: This talk will be about derived equivalences of gentle algebras and the group of autoequivalences of their derived categories. In joint work with Plamondon and Schroll, we attached a surface to every gentle algebra and showed that its geometry encodes of the triangulated structure of the derived category. I will explain how a derived equivalence of gentle algebras gives rise to a homeomorphism between their associated surfaces and how this leads to a complete derived invariant of gentle algebras which generalizes the combinatorial invariant of AvellaAlaminos and Geiss. Finally, I will talk about applications to groups of autoequivalences of gentle algebras and their connection to mapping class groups.

15:30, Room U2205
Frederik Marks (Stuttgart): Flat ring epimorphisms and localisations of commutative noetherian rings
Abstract: We study different types of localisations of a commutative noetherian ring. In particular, we are interested in the following questions: When is a flat ring epimorphism a universal localisation in the sense of Schofield? And when is such a universal localisation a classical ring of fractions? We approach these questions using the theory of support and local cohomology, and by analysing the specialisation closed subset of the spectrum associated with a flat ring epimorphism. As for the first question, we show that all flat ring epimorphisms are universal localisations when the underlying ring is either locally factorial or of Krull dimension one. If time permits, we will also comment on the situation for more general rings, which turns out to be significantly more complicated and diverse. Finally, we show that an answer to the question of when universal localisations are classical depends on the structure of the Picard group of the underlying ring. This talk is based on joint work with Lidia Angeleri Hügel, Jan Stovicek, Ryo Takahashi and Jorge Vitória.
Friday, 18 January 2019

14:15, Room U2205
Catharina Stroppel (Bonn): Semiinfinite highest weight categories
Abstract: We briefly recall the classical highest weight categories theory (following ClineParshallScott, Donkin and Ringel) for finite dimensional algebras in a language which allows generalizations to stratified algebras and infinite situations. In particular we formulate aspects of tilting theory and Ringel duality in a semiinfinite setting. If time allows we will mention some explicit examples for this construction related to diagram algebras and categorifications.

BGTS Colloquium
16:15, Lecture Hall H5
Sabine Jansen (München): Condensation, big jump and heavy tails: from phase transitions to probability
Abstract: Ice melts, water evaporates  these are everyday experiences of phase transitions. The explanation of this macroscopic phenomenon from microscopic laws belongs to the realm of statistical physics, which treats matter as a composite system made up of many individual "agents" with random behavior. From a mathematician's point of view, a fully rigorous understanding still eludes us. The search for it leads to questions in probability that open up surprising connections: toy models for surface tension of liquid droplets build on heavytailed variables used in insurance mathematics; a big jump made by a random walker is a condensation phenomenon in disguise. The talk explains some of these connections and presents open problems and partial answers.
Friday, 11 January 2019

14:15, Room U2205
William CrawleyBoevey (Bielefeld): Decomposition of persistence modules
Abstract: I shall discuss the decomposition of pointwise finitedimensional persistence modules. A persistence module indexed by the real plane is said to be middle exact if for each rectangle in the plane, the associated 3term exact sequence of vector spaces is exact in the middle. I shall outline a new proof of a theorem of Cochoy and Oudot classifying such middle exact modules. They arise in the study of interlevel set persistence homology, answering a question of Botnan and Lesnick. This is joint work with Magnus Botnan.

15:45, Room U2205
Jörg Schürmann (Münster): Degenerate affine Hecke algebras and Chern classes of Schubert cells
Abstract: We explain in the context of complete flag varieties X=G/B the relation between Chern classes of Schubert cells and convolution actions of degenerate affine Heckealgebras as in the work of Ginzburg. This is based on the Lagrangian approach via characteristic cycles. As an application we show that the two cohomological Weyl group actions constructed by Ginzburg and AluffiMihalcea coincide. These Weyl group actions permute the (equivariant) Chern classes of the corresponding Schubert cells. This is joint work with P. Aluffi, L. Mihalcea and C. Su.
Friday, 23 November 2018

BiBo Seminar in Bochum
14:00, Room IA 171 (60 minutes)
Arif Dönmez (Bochum): Moduli of representations of onepoint extensions
Abstract: We study the moduli spaces of (semi)stable representations of onepoint extensions of quivers by rigid representations and derive results on their geometric properties with homological methods.

BiBo Seminar in Bochum
15:30, Room IA 171 (30 minutes)
Julia Sauter (Bielefeld): An invitation to relative geometry of representations
Abstract: Following Auslander and Solberg, relative homological algebra replaces Ext^1 by a subfunctor Ext^1_F. In this setup it is natural to replace the representation space of quiver representations by locally closed subsets where (certain) Homdimensions are fixed (their closures are usually referred to as rank varieties). I would like to use relative homological algebra to study these spaces and explain as a first step the relative Voigt's lemma. I would end with many conjectures and would hope to find some interested people who would like to work on this with me.

BiBo Seminar in Bochum
16:45, Room IA 171 (60 minutes)
Christof Geiss (Mexico City): Real Schur roots and rigid representations
Abstract: This is a report on joint work with B. Leclerc and J. Schröer.
Let F be a field. In previous work we constructed, associated to a symmetrizable generalized Cartan matrix C with symmetrizer D and and orientation Ω, an 1IwangaGorenstein Falgebra H:=H(C,D,Ω), defined in terms of a quiver with relations.
We show that the rigid indecomposable locally free Hmodules are parametrized, via their rank vector, by the real Schur roots associated to (C,Ω). Moreover, if M is such a module then it is free as if module over its endomorphism ring, and this ring is of the form F[x]/(x^n) for some n. This allows us to classify the left finite bricks of H in terms of the real Schur roots associated to (C^t,Ω). The main tool to prove our results is a F[[x]]order, which permits us to relate locally free Hmodules with modules over the canonical F((x))species associated to the combinatorial data (C,D,Ω).
Friday, 16 November 2018

13:15, Room U2205
Olaf Schnürer (Paderborn): Smoothness of derived categories of algebras
Abstract: We report on joint work with Alexey Elagin and Valery Lunts where we prove smoothness in the dg sense of the bounded derived category of finitely generated modules over any finitedimensional algebra over a perfect field. More generally, we prove this statement for any algebra over a perfect field that is finite over its center and whose center is finitely generated as an algebra. These results are deduced from a general sufficient criterion for smoothness.

14:30, Room U2205
Lidia Angeleri Hügel (Verona): Silting complexes over hereditary rings
Abstract: I will report on joint work with Michal Hrbek. Given a hereditary ring, we use the lattice of homological ring epimorphisms to construct compactly generated tstructures in its derived category. This leads to a classification of all (not necessarily compact) silting complexes over the Kronecker algebra.
Friday, 09 November 2018

14:15, Room U2205
Kevin Coulembier (Sydney): Tensor categories in positive characteristic
Abstract: Tensor categories are abelian klinear monoidal categories satisfying some natural additional properties. Archetypical examples are the representation categories over affine (super)group schemes. P. Deligne gave very succinct intrinsic criteria for a tensor category to be equivalent to such a representation category, over fields k of characteristic zero. These descriptions are known to fail badly in prime characteristics. In this talk, I will present analogues in prime characteristic of these criteria, admittedly less succinct, but still intrinsic. Time permitting, I will comment on the link with a recent conjecture of V. Ostrik extending Deligne’s work in a different direction.
Friday, 19 October 2018

14:15, Room U2205
Sarah Scherotzke (Münster): The Chern character and categorification
Abstract: The Chern character is a central construction which appears in topology, representation theory and algebraic geometry. In algebraic topology it is for instance used to probe algebraic Ktheory which is notoriously hard to compute, in representation theory it takes the form of classical character theory. Recently, Toen and Vezzosi suggested a construction, using derived algebraic geometry, which allows to unify the various Chern characters. We will categorify this Chern character. In the categorified picture algebraic Ktheory is replaced by the category of noncommutative motives.

15:30, Room U2205
Jörg Feldvoss (Mobile, Alabama): Cohomological Vanishing Theorems for Leibniz Algebras
Abstract: Leibniz cohomology was introduced by Bloh and Loday as a noncommutative analogue of ChevalleyEilenberg cohomology of Lie algebras. It turned out that Leibniz cohomology works more generally for Leibniz algebras which are a non(anti)commutative version of Lie algebras. Many results for Lie algebras have been proven to hold in this more general context.
In the talk I will start from scratch and define Leibniz algebras, Leibniz (bi)modules, and their cohomology. Then I will explain the Leibniz analogues of vanishing theorems for the ChevalleyEilenberg cohomology of semisimple and solvable Lie algebras due to Whitehead, Dixmier, and Barnes. In particular, we obtain the second Whitehead lemma for Leibniz algebras and the rigidity of semisimple Leibniz algebras in characteristic zero. The latter results were conjectured to hold for quite some time. Our main tools are the cohomological analogues of two spectral sequencesof Pirashvili for Leibniz homology and a spectral sequence due to Beaudouin.
All this is joint work with Friedrich Wagemann.
For information on earlier talks please check the complete seminar archive.