SMS scnews item created by Kevin Coulembier at Mon 14 Mar 2016 0932
Type: Seminar
Distribution: World
Expiry: 1 Apr 2016
Calendar1: 18 Mar 2016 1200-1300
CalLoc1: Carslaw 375
CalTitle1: Essential dimension of generic symbols
Auth: kevinc@pkevinc.pc (assumed)

# Algebra Seminar: McKinnie -- Essential dimension of generic symbols

Kelly McKinnie (University of Montana)

Friday 18 March, 12-1pm, Place: Carslaw 375

Essential dimension of generic symbols

The essential dimension of an algebraic object is loosely defined as
the minimal number of independent parameters needed to define the
object over a base field. For example the essential dimension of the
tensor product of  n generic symbol algebras (x_i,y_i) over C is 2n as
expected. In this talk I will discuss generic symbols in both
characteristics 0 and p and their essential dimensions.


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