UTA Department of Mathematics

Algebra Seminar

Date/Time/Room: Friday (11/9/2007) at 4:00pm in 487 Pickard Hall

Speaker: Dr. Scott Nollet, Associate Professor
Department of Mathematics, Texas Christian University

"An Introduction to Liaison Theory"

Abstract: Liaison theory has had many successes (and some failures) over the last 25 years. I plan to tell the story of these developments, but will spend a good amount of time explaining what a simple link is and how to compute it at the level of commutative algebra. I will then explain the global results in terms of homogeneous ideals and resolutions.