18.708 Topics in Algebra. Spring 2017.

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Instructors: Roman Bezrukavnikov, Tristan Bozec, Pavel Etingof, Michael McBreen, Bjorn Poonen, Xiaomeng Xu

Email: xxu@mit.edu

Office: TBA

Lectures: T Th 2:30 - 4:00 pm 2-139

Other: Please see Below

Topics

The class will consist of 6 mini-courses delivered in order by

(1) Pavel Etingof: Poisson-Lie groups and quantum groups; (Lecture Note)

(2) Tristan Bozec: Quantum groups and crystals;

(3) Xiaomeng Xu: Stokes phenomenon and Poisson-Lie groups; (Lecture Note)

(4) Michael McBreen: Hypergeometric functions in several variables (after Gelfand-Kapranov-Zelevinsky);

(5) Bjorn Poonen: Drinfeld modules and explicit class field theory; (Lecture Note)

(6) Roman Bezrukavnikov: Modular representations of finite groups. (Lecture Note)

Prerequisites: 18.00 and 18.000

Text Book: TBA

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[01.01.2010]  Welcome to the spring semester!