MathCS Seminar

Title: Grothendieck Groups and Algebraic K-Theory
Seminar: N/A
Speaker: Juan Villeta-Garcia of University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Contact: Bree Ettinger, bree.d.ettinger@emory.edu
Date: 2017-02-06 at 4:00PM
Venue: W303
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Abstract:
Abstract: Mathematics has seen a considerable rise in the interplay of algebra and topology in the last three decades. Algebraic K-Theory, which assigns topological invariants to rings, has profited significantly, with new and profound insights coming out each year. We will give a gentle introduction to Grothendieck Groups (a classical form of Algebraic K-Theory), discuss how they lead to topology, and why trace methods might be useful in computing them.

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