Thomas Polstra

When are two rings similar?

Date: 11/7/2017
Time: 4:00PM-5:00PM
Place: 315 Armstrong Hall

Abstract: Inspired by results of Samuel, Hironaka, Cutkosky and Srinivasan, and others which give criteria for rings which are quotients of a common power series ring to be isomorphic, it is natural to investigate when two rings, which are the quotient of a common power series ring, are ”similar.” In this talk we will discuss recent collaboration between the speaker and Ilya Smirnov which investigates this problem in rings of prime characteristic.

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