MathCS Seminar

Title: On the signature of a quadratic form
Seminar: Algebra
Speaker: Jeremy Jacobson of Emory
Contact: David Zureick-Brown,
Date: 2014-12-02 at 4:00PM
Venue: W306
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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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