School Seminars and Colloquia

Homological algebra and applications - a historical survey

Colloquium

by Professor Amnon Neeman


Institution: Centre for Mathematics and its Applications, Mathematical Sciences Institute, Australian National University
Date: Wed 26th April 2006
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Russell Love Theatre, Richard Berry Building, University of Melbourne

Abstract: Homological algebra is a curious branch of mathematics; it is a
powerful tool which has been used in many diverse places, without any
clear understanding why it should be so useful.
We will give a list of applications, proceeding chronologically: first
to topology, then to complex analysis, then to algebraic geometry, then to
commutative algebra and finally (if we have time) to non-commutative
algebra.
At the end of the talk I hope to be able to say something about the part
of homological algebra on which I have worked, and its applications. That
part is derived categories.

For More Information: Ole Warnaar tel. 8344 5214 or Paul Pearce tel. 8344 4470

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