Olivetti Club

Ayah Almousa
Algebras with Straightening Laws

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 4:30pm
Malott 406

Algebras with Straightening Law (or ASLs) were introduced by Eisenbud, DeConcini, and Procesi as a means of studying homological properties of determinantal varieties. After giving the definition of an ASL and presenting some examples, I will demonstrate how a commutative algebraist might use the fact that an algebra is an ASL to prove that it is Cohen-Macaulay (a very desirable property).

Refreshments will be served in the lounge at 4:00 PM.