CRM - Fields - PIMS Prize Lecture: Kai Behrend

  • Date: 03/27/2015
  • Time: 15:00
Kai Behrend, University of British Columbia

University of British Columbia


Algebraic Stacks and the Inertia Operator


Motivated by subtle questions in Donaldson-Thomas theory, we study the spectrum of the inertia operator on the Grothendieck module of algebraic stacks. We hope to give an idea of what this statement means. Along the way, we encounter some elementary, but apparently new, questions about finite groups and matrix groups. Prerequisites for this talk: a little linear algebra, and a little group theory.


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Location: ESB 2012
Refreshments will be served from 2:30pm in ESB 4133 (PIMS Lounge)