|Title: On the signature of a quadratic form|
|Speaker: Jeremy Jacobson of Emory|
|Contact: David Zureick-Brown, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Date: 2014-12-02 at 4:00PM|
The signature of a quadratic form plays an important role in the study of quadratic forms in a Witt group. For any algebraic variety X over the real numbers R, it allows one to relate quadratic forms over X to the singular cohomology of the real points X(R). This has applications to bounding the order of torsion in the Witt group of quadratic forms over X.
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