Seminar
Friday, 27 April 2018

14:15, Room T2205
Thomas Poguntke (Bonn): Higher Segal structures in algebraic Ktheory and Hall algebras
Abstract: One of the main results of DyckerhoffKapranov's work on higher Segal spaces concerns the fibrancy properties of Waldhausen's simplicial construction of the algebraic Ktheory of an exact category, which are in particular responsible for the associativity of various Hall algebras. We will explain their results, with an emphasis on this latter aspect. Finally, we will introduce a higher dimensional analogue of the construction, where short exact sequences are replaced by longer extensions, whose algebraic ramifications are yet to be clearly understood.
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Future Talks
Friday, 04 May 2018

Room T2205
Haydee Lindo (Stuttgart): tba

13:15, Room T2205
Magnus Bakke Botnan (München): Representation Theory in Topological Data Analysis
Abstract: Topological data analysis (TDA) is a relatively recent approach to data analysis in which topological signatures are assigned to data. In this talk I will survey how the theoretical foundations of TDA rest on classical results from the representation theory of quivers. I will also discuss recent results in representation theory inspired by questions in TDA. This is joint work with Ulrich Bauer, Steffen Oppermann and Johan Steen.
Friday, 18 May 2018

Room T2205
Sophiane Yahiatene (Bielefeld): tba
Friday, 01 June 2018

Room T2205
Yann Palu (Amiens): tba
Seminar Archive
Saturday, 21 April 2018
Friday, 20 April 2018
Friday, 13 April 2018

14:15, Room T2205
Minghui Zhao (Beijing): On purity theorem of Lusztig's perverse sheaves
Abstract: Let Q be a finite quiver without loops and U the quantum group corresponding to Q. Lusztig introduced the canonical basis of the positive part of U via some semisimple perverse sheaves (Lusztig's perverse sheaf). When Q is a Dynkin quiver, Lusztig proved that any Lusztig's perverse sheaf L possesses a Weil structure such that the Frobenius eigenvalues on the stalk of the ith cohomology sheaf H^i(L) at x are equal to q^(i/2) for any krational point x, where k is the finite field of q elements. The purpose of this talk is to generalize this result to all finite quiver without loops. As an application, we shall prove the existence of a class of Hall polynomials. This is a joint work with Jie Xiao and Fan Xu.
Friday, 02 February 2018

14:15, Room T2213
Gabriel Valenzuela Vasquez (Columbus): Stratification for homotopical groups
Abstract: The notion of a homotopical group captures and generalizes the properties of compact Lie groups that can be studied using homotopy theory. The goal of this talk is to present a stratification result for the category of modules over the ring spectrum of cochains on G for a broad class of homotopical groups G. We will focus on the techniques inspired by wellestablished results such as generalizations of Quillen's Fisomorphism theorem, Quillen's stratification theorem, and Chouinard's theorem to the context of homotopical groups. This is joint work with Natalia Castellana, Tobias Barthel, and Drew Heard.

15:30, Room T2213
Tim Römer (Osnabrück): Commutative algebra up to symmetry and FImodules
Abstract: Ideal theory over a polynomial ring in countably many variables is rather complicated. In particular, motivated by results from algebraic statistics and representation theory, one is interested in ideals in such a ring which are invariant under the action of a symmetric group. These kind of ideals can be described by associated ascending chains of symmetric ideals in finitely many variables. In this talk we discuss some new results and open questions of ideals in such chains and their limits. Our approach is based on FImodules with varying coefficients and various related techniques. This talk is based on joint work with Uwe Nagel.
Friday, 19 January 2018

14:15, Room T2213
Chrysostomos Psaroudakis (Stuttgart): Reduction techniques for the finitistic dimension
Abstract: One of the longstanding open problems in Representation Theory of Finite Dimensional Algebras is the so called "Finitistic Dimension Conjecture". The latter homological conjecture is known to be related with other important problems concerning the homological behaviour and the structure theory of finite dimensional algebras. Our aim in this talk is to present some reduction techniques for the finitistic dimension. In particular, we will show that we can remove some vertices and some arrows from a quotient of a path algebra such that the problem of computing the finitistic dimension can be reduced to a possible simpler ("homologically compact") algebra. The results will be illustrated with examples. This is joint work with Edward L. Green and Øyvind Solberg.

15:30, Room T2213
Victoria Hoskins (Berlin): Group actions on quiver varieties and applications
Abstract: We study two types of actions on King's moduli spaces of quiver representations over a field k, and we decompose their fixed loci using group cohomology in order to give modular interpretations of the components. The first type of action arises by considering finite groups of quiver automorphisms. The second is the absolute Galois group of a perfect field k acting on the points of this quiver moduli space valued in an algebraic closure of k; the fixed locus is the set of krational points, which we decompose using the Brauer group of k, and we describe the rational points as quiver representations over central division algebras over k. Over the field of complex numbers, we describe the symplectic and holomorphic geometry of these fixed loci in hyperkaehler quiver varieties using the language of branes. This is joint work with Florent Schaffhauser.
Friday, 15 December 2017

13:15, Room T2213
Julian Külshammer (Stuttgart): Prospecies of algebras and monomorphism categories
Abstract: Inspired by work of Geiss, Leclerc, and Schroer on geometric realisation of quantum groups of nonsimply laced Dynkin diagrams over algebraically closed fields, we introduce the notion of a prospecies of algebras. This concept generalises the concept of a species over a nonalgebraically closed field studied intensively by Dlab and Ringel. In a second part we report on joint work in progress with Nan Gao, Sondre Kvamme, and Chrysostomos Psaroudakis on studying monomorphism categories over these prospecies generalising results due to Ringel and Schmidmeier.

14:30, Room T2213
Oliver Lorscheid (Rio de Janeiro): Representation type via quiver Grassmannians
Abstract: The representation type of a quiver Q can be characterized by the geometric properties of the associated quiver Grassmannians: (a) Q is representation finite if all quiver Grassmannians are smooth and have cell decompositions into affine spaces; (b) Q is tame if all quiver Grassmannians have cell decompositions into affine spaces and if there exist singular quiver Grassmannians; (c) Q is wild if every projective variety occurs as a quiver Grassmannian.
With the exception of (extended) Dynkin type E, this result is proven in joint work with Thorsten Weist, based on previous results by Haupt, Reineke, Hille and Ringel. The result for type E is work in progress by Cerulli IrelliEspositoFranzenReineke. In this talk, we will explain this result and parts of its proof.

16:00, Room T2213
Daniel Kaplan (London): Two perspectives on generalized preprojective algebras
Abstract: GeissLeclercSchröer have a series of beautiful papers on generalized preprojective algebras, where truncated polynomial algebras are assigned to each vertex and bimodules to each arrow of a quiver. Geuenich observed that their construction works in the setting of symmetric Frobenius algebras at the vertices. In this talk, I'll introduce two frameworks to think about such algebras: (1) in terms of the zero fiber of an appropriate moment map and (2) as degenerations of ordinary preprojective algebras. The latter allows one to compute the graded Hilbert series, as I'll demonstrate in examples.
Friday, 08 December 2017

13:15, Room T2213
Michael Wong (Austin): Hochschild cohomology of noncommutative matrix factorizations
Abstract: R. Bocklandt proved a version of mirror symmetry in which the dual to a punctured curve is a noncommutative LandauGinzburg (LG) model: namely, the Jacobi algebra of a dimer model, equipped with a canonical potential. We will review the basic theory of dimer models and existing literature on matrix factorizations of commutative LG models. Then we will present progress towards computing the Hochschild cohomology of matrix factorizations of noncommutative LG models in terms of a compactly supported version for curved algebras.

14:30, Room T2213
Yuta Kimura (Nagoya): Tilting objects for preprojective algebras associated to Coxeter groups
Abstract: Let Q be a finite acyclic quiver and w be an element of the Coxeter group of Q.
BuanIyamaReitenScott constructed and studied a 2CalabiYau triangulated category E(w) with cluster tilting objects.
AmiotReitenTodorov showed that E(w) is triangle equivalent to the cluster category of an algebra A_w.
In this talk, we consider a triangulated category E(w)^Z which is the Zgraded version of E(w).
We show that E(w)^Z always has a silting object and give a sufficient condition on w such that the silting object is a tilting object.
In particular, E(w)^Z is triangle equivalent to the derived category of A_w.

16:00, Room T2213
Yuriy Drozd (Kiev): Nodal curves, skewed gentle algebras and their maternal envelopes
Abstract: Nodal curves are introduced and their categorical resolutions are constructed. In rational case a tilting complex is constructed which relates them to skewed gentle algebras.
Friday, 01 December 2017

15:15, Room T2213
Mehdi Aaghabali (Edinburgh): Graded structure of Leavitt path algebras
Abstract: One can construct path algebras starting from a graph subject to the relation that if one can not move from one edge along to another one, the product of these edges is zero. So, the nonzero elements of this algebra are all the (finite) paths in the graph. This justifies the name path algebras. One of the main problems in the area is classification of LPAs in terms of an invariant that can be easily calculated from the underlying graph. In this talk we show there are isomorphic LPAs associated to different graphs, however when grading is considered have completely different structures. This indicates that if there is a chance of having a complete invariant for LPAs, that invariant should take into account the grading structure.
Friday, 24 November 2017

14:15, Room T2213
Michael Ehrig (Sydney): The good old Brauer algebra from a modern view
Abstract: In the talk I will discuss the Brauer algebra. Starting at its origin in classical invariant theory and then outlining how to link it to a more modern point of view, which includes geometry of perverse sheaves, category O for certain Lie algebras as well as topologically defined Khovanov algebras. This will give a graded presentation of the Brauer algebra and will have applications for orthosymplectic Lie super algebras.
Friday, 17 November 2017

14:15, Room T2213
Steffen Oppermann (Trondheim): Change of rings and singularity categories
Abstract: This talk is based on joint work with Chrysostomos Psaroudakis and Torkil Utvik Stai.
The singularity category of a (finite dimensional) algebra is defined to be the localization of the bounded derived category modulo the subcategory of perfect complexes. The name "singularity category" is motivated by commutative algebra, where the singularity category contains information about the singularities of a ring while forgetting the regular parts. For (noncommutative) finite dimensional algebras the meaning is less clear.
The aim of my talk is to investigate when ringmorphisms induce functors between singularity categories (and related cocomplete categories). One may hope that this gives some idea what information survives in the singularity category.
Thursday, 09 November 2017

BiBo Seminar
12:15, Room V5227
Magdalena Boos (Bochum): The algebraic UQuotient of the nilpotent cone
Abstract: We consider the conjugationaction of the standard unipotent subgroup U of GL_n(C) on the nilpotent cone N of complex nilpotent matrices of squaresize n. The structure of the invariant ring C[N]^U (and, thus, the algebraic quotient X:=Spec C[N]^U) is not known yet. In this talk, we discuss a generic normal form of the Uorbits in N, define a set of Uinvariants which span C[N]^U and use these concepts to generically separate the Uorbits. This is work in progress and we end the talk by discussing different ideas to approach the explicit structure of C[N]^U. (Joint with H. Franzen and M. Reineke)

BiBo Seminar
13:45, Room V5227
Andrew Hubery (Bielefeld): Preprojective algebras revisited
Friday, 03 November 2017

14:15, Room T2213
Dirk Kussin (Paderborn): What is a tube?
Abstract: We discuss the categorical structure of a tube, let say a homogeneous one over a tame hereditary algebra over a field (or more generally, over a noncommutative regular projective curve), and compare a bottomup with a topdown approach for its determination. We compare the functorial properties of the AuslanderReiten translation on a tube with tubular shift functors associated with tubes. Some new results and examples will be presented.
Friday, 20 October 2017

14:15, Room T2213
Jeanne Scott (Bogotá): Towards a JucysMurphy theory for the Okada algebras
Abstract: I'll discuss work in progress which aims to construct JucysMurphy elements in the Okada algebra F_n together with a corresponding notion of content for the YoungFibonacci lattice which encodes the spectrum of the JucysMurphy elements with respect to the FibonacciTableau bases for irreducible F_nrepresentations.
Friday, 13 October 2017

14:15, Room T2213
Alexander Samokhin (Düsseldorf): Tstructures on the derived categories of coherent sheaves on flag varieties and the Frobenius morphism
Abstract: We will talk about semiorthogonal decompositions of the derived categories of coherent sheaves on flag varieties that are compatible with the action of Frobenius morphism on coherent sheaves via pushforward and pullback functors. We start with an example of such a decomposition, and, in particular, show how it implies Kempf's vanishing theorem. In some cases, refinements of that decomposition define, via derived Morita equivalence, the nonstandard tstructures on the derived categories of flag varieties. These tstructures and their duals are related to each other via an autoequivalence of the ambient derived category whose square is isomorphic to the Serre functor. We will treat in detail the case of the groups of rank two.
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