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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 non-commutative 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 non-commutative geometric data is defined. In this talk, the main focus will be this algebra-geometry 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 central-campus 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 one-way 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.

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