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Fri 27 Mar 2015, 3:00pm
Department Colloquium
ESB 2012
CRM-Fields-PIMS prize lecture: algebraic stacks and the inertia operator
ESB 2012
Fri 27 Mar 2015, 3:00pm-4:00pm


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.

Note for Attendees

Refreshments will be served at 2:30 p.m. in ESB 4133, the PIMS Lounge.