Metroplex Algebraic Geometry, Algebra and Number
Theory (AGANT) Seminar, a joint venture of
UNT, UTA
and TCU
Date/Time/Room: Friday (11/13/2009) at 4:30
pm in 304 Pickard Hall
Speaker: Dr.
Michaela Vancliff, Associate Professor, Department
of Mathematics, University of
Texas at Arlington.
"Generalizing Graded
Clifford Algebras and their Associated Geometry"
Abstract: Graded Clifford algebras are
noncommutative algebras that have
been known since at least the
1980s, and one can read off certain
properties of such an
algebra from certain commutative geometric
data
associated to the algebra. Recently, T. Cassidy and the
speaker
introduced a generalization of such an algebra, called a
graded
skew Clifford algebra, and they found that most of the results
concerning graded Clifford algebras can be extended to graded
skew
Clifford algebras, provided the appropriate noncommutative
geometric
data is defined. In this talk, the main focus will be
this
algebrageometry correspondence, examples and some
background history
on the subject.
A map of UTA may be found at
http://www.uta.edu/maps/,
and directions to UTA are on that website. Note that PKH is the
triangular building in the centralcampus region of the map.
Select Pickard Hall from the building selector. PKH is next to the
``garage'' & is on Nedderman Dr between Planatarium Place (aka
College St) & West St. West St is oneway northbound between W
Mitchell St and 3rd St. Parking is available in the nearby (East
and SE of PKH) parking lots with a UTA permit (but many people
park there late on Fridays with no permit).
There are a few metered parking spots on the East side of Pickard
Hall on West St. Visitor (free), & metered, parking is
available by Davis Hall (marked DH in SW part of the submap). A
parking garage (expensive) is nextdoor to PKH (use West St to get
to it). Note that if heading south on Cooper, then no left turn is
allowed to Nedderman Dr. Note that PKH 304 is on the 3rd floor
of PKH; turn right out of elevator on 3rd floor.
