2018
Nov
15

# Basic Notions seminar : Zlil Sela - Basic conjectures and preliminary results in non-commutative algebraic geometry

4:00pm to 5:15pm

## Location:

Ross 70

**Speaker: Zlil Sela**

Title: Basic conjectures and preliminary results in non-commutative algebraic geometry

Title: Basic conjectures and preliminary results in non-commutative algebraic geometry

**Abstract**: Algebraic geometry studies the structure of varieties over

fields and commutative rings. Starting in the 1960's ring theorists

(Cohn, Bergman and others) have tried to study the structure of varieties

over some non-commutative rings (notably free associative algebras).

The lack of unique factorization that they tackled and studied in detail,

and the pathologies that they were aware of, prevented any attempt