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Tuesday, February 25, 2020 — 11:00 AM EST

Andrew Staal, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo

"Reducibility of Varieties of Commuting Matrices"

We will present some well-known results on reducibility of the varieties C(k,n) of commuting k-tuples of nxn-matrices.  In particular, we will discuss the Motzkin—Taussky Theorem proving irreducibility of C(2,n) and Guralnick’s Theorem, which shows that C(3,n) is reducible when n ≥ 29.  

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