Title: Filtered deformations of commutative algebras
|Affiliation:||University of Waterloo|
Note: There will be no pre-seminar.
Abstract: We’ll look at different ways of deforming the multiplicative structure of “classical” algebras to obtain new algebras and explain how this algebraic structure can often be understood combinatorially. We’ll then look at a special class of algebras one can produce this way called filtered deformations and we’ll discuss a conjecture of Etingof which asserts that in positive characteristic that filtered deformations of commutative rings should be in some natural sense very close to being commutative themselves. Not much background will be assumed.