Algebra Seminar

Year 1997-1998

**Tuesday, September 30, 1997**

**Algebra Seminar**Lunt 104, 4:30pm

- Professor Ralph Grieder, Northwestern University

**Title:***Finite Subgroups of Mapping Class Groups and their Induced Homological Action*

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**Tuesday, October 7, 1997**

**Algebra Seminar**Lunt 104, 4:30pm

- Professor Mark Walker, Northwestern University

**Title:***The Primitive Topology*

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**Tuesday, October 14, 1997**

**Algebra Seminar**Lunt 104, 4:30pm

- Professor Marcelo Aguiar, Northwestern University

**Title:***Internal Categories and Quantum Groups*

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**Tuesday, October 28, 1997**

**Algebra Seminar**Lunt 104, 4:30pm

- Serge Yagunov, Northwestern University

**Title:***Geometrically Originated Complexes and the Homology of the Pair (GL_n,GM_n)*

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**Tuesday, November 4, 1997**

**Algebra Seminar**Lunt 104, 4:30pm

- Professor Bernhard Koeck, University of Illinois at Urbana

**Title:***Operations on Locally Free Classgroups*

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**Tuesday, November 11, 1997**

**Algebra Seminar**Lunt 104, 4:30pm

- Professor Kimberly Pearson, Valparaiso University

**Title:***Lower Algebraic K-theory of Bianchi Groups*

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**Tuesday, November 18, 1997**

**Algebra Seminar**Lunt 104, 4:30pm

- Professors Irena Peeva and Vaselin Gasharov, MIT

**Title:***Cohomology of Subspace Arrangements via Minimal Free Resolutions (Peeva)/ A-graded Algebras (Gasharov)*

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**Tuesday, December 2, 1997**

**Algebra Seminar**Lunt 104, 4:30pm

- Professor Burt Totaro, University of Chicago

**Title:***Chern numbers for singular varieties and elliptic cohomology*

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**Tuesday, December 9, 1997**

**Algebra Seminar**Lunt 104, 4:30pm

- Professor Brendan Hassett, University of Chicago

**Title:***Limiting Plane Curves and the Minimal Model Program*

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**Tuesday, January 13, 1998**

**Algebra Seminar**Lunt 104, 4:30pm

- Professor Kevin Knudson, Northwestern University

**Title:***Relative Completions of Linear Groups over Z[t] and Z[t,t^{-1}]*

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**Tuesday, January 20, 1998**

**Algebra Seminar**Lunt 104, 3.00pm

- Huazhang Luo , MIT

**Title:***Stability of Algebraic Manifolds*

**Special Note:***Mr. Luo is under consideration for a Boas Instructorship*

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**Tuesday, January 27, 1998**

**Algebra Seminar**Lunt 104, 4:30pm

- Professor Ezra Getzler, Northwestern University

**Title:***An introduction to Frobenius manifolds*

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**Tuesday, February 10, 1998**

**Algebra Seminar**Lunt 104, 4:30pm

- Professor Mikhail Kapranov, Northwestern University

**Title:***Noncommutative Geometry in the Perturbative Regime*

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**Tuesday, February 24, 1998**

**Algebra Seminar**Lunt 104, 4:30pm

- Professor Jim Bryan, UC, Berkeley

**Title:***Modular forms and the enumerative geometry of K3 and Abelian surfaces*

**Special Note:***This talk complements a talk at U of C on Wednesday at 4.30.*

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**Tuesday, March 3, 1998**

**Algebra Seminar**Lunt 104, 4:30pm

- Professor Lev Rozansky, University of Illinois, Chicago

**Title:***Burau representation of the braid group and the structure of the colored Jones polynomial*

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**Tuesday, March 10, 1998**

**Algebra Seminar**Lunt 104, 4:30pm

- Scott Thatcher, Northwestern University

**Title:***Hecke operators on vector bundles over elliptic curves*

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**Tuesday, April 14, 1998**

**Algebra Seminar**Lunt 104, 4:30pm

- Professor Kevin Knudson, Northwestern University

**Title:***On the homology of SL_2(Z[t])*

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**Tuesday, April 21, 1998**

**Algebra Seminar**Lunt 104, 4:30pm

- Professor Dan Nakano, Utah State University

**Title:***Representation type of Schur algebras*

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**Tuesday, April 28, 1998**

**Algebra Seminar**Lunt 104, 4:30pm

- Professor Barbara Fantechi, University of Trento

**Title:***Obstructions for deformation functors and applications*

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**Tuesday, May 5, 1998**

**Algebra Seminar**Lunt 104, 4:30pm

- Professor Thomas Geisser, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

**Title:***K-theory in characteristic p*

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**Friday, May 8, 1998**

**Algebra Seminar**Lunt 104, 4:00pm

- Professor Chris Bendel, University of Notre Dame

**Title:***Representations of restricted Lie algebras and powers of p-characters*

**Special Note:***This is not the usual time or day of the week!*

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