Noncommutative Algebra and Noncommutative Geometry
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Jason Bell (University of Waterloo) and
Colin Ingalls (Carleton University)
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 EMILY CLIFF, UniversitÃ© de Sherbrooke
Twisted sheaves and quasiuniversal bundles [PDF]

This is based on joint work with Colin Ingalls and Charles Paquette. For a quiver $Q=(Q_0, Q_1)$ and dimension vector $d=(d_i)_{i \in Q_0}$ we study a coarse moduli $M$ space of quiver representations. Let $d$ be the greatest common divisor of the numbers $d_i$. In the case that $d=1$, it is known that $M$ admits a universal family $U$ of representations, and hence is a fine moduli space: that is, $U$ is a sheaf of $kQ$modules on $M$ such that for every point $m \in M$ corresponding to a $kQ$module $V_m$, the fibre $U_m$ of $U$ at $m$ is isomorphic to the representation $V_m$. However, this fails when $d>1$ (ReinekeSchrÃ¶er, HoskinsSchaffhauser); instead $M$ admits a quasiuniversal family $\tilde{U}$ whose fibre $\tilde{U}_m$ is isomorphic to a direct sum of copies of the representation $V_m$. In this talk, we will introduce the notion of twisted sheaves and sketch the construction of the sheaf $\tilde{U}$.
 HONGDI HUANG, Rice University
Weighted Poisson projective planes [PDF]

In this talk, we will discuss graded unimodular Poisson structures on a weighted polynomial algebra $A=\Bbbk[x, y, z]$ defined by weighted homogeneous potentials $\Omega$ of degree being the sum of weights on $x, y, z$. These graded Poisson algebras correspond to weighted Poisson projective planes. Using Poisson valuations, we characterize the Poisson automorphism groups for $A$ and $A/(\Omega\xi)$ when the irreducible $\Omega$ has an isolated singularity and $\xi\in \Bbbk.$ Besides, we will talk about the (co)homological invariant of these unimodular Poisson algebras determined by irreducible potentials.
 ELLEN KIRKMAN, Wake Forest University
Homological Regularities [PDF]

Let $A$ be a noetherian connected graded $\Bbbk$algebra with a balanced dualizing complex, and let $X$ be a cochain complex of graded left $A$modules. The elements of $X$ possess both an internal and various homological degrees, and it is useful to study the relationships between these degrees.
J{\o}rgensen and DongWu extended the study of Torregularity and CastelnuovoMumford regularity from commutative algebras to noncommutative algebras. We consider these regularities further, and define new numerical invariants that involve linear combinations of internal and homological degrees. This is joint work with Robert Won and James J. Zhang.
 CHARLES PAQUETTE, Royal Military College of Canada
Semiinvariant rings and complete intersections [PDF]

Rings of semiinvariants of quivers (with relations) capture a lot of the geometry of the module varieties over finite dimensional algebras. They can be used to construct moduli spaces of representations, and their weight spaces can give us information on the representation type of the algebra. Not much is known about the structure of these rings, in general. In this talk, we will analyse the cases where we have an irreducible component with orbits of small codimension and show that under some conditions, we get that these semiinvariant rings are complete intersections. This is joint work with Deepanshu Prasad and David Wehlau.
 MATTHEW SATRIANO, University of Waterloo
Noncommutative surfaces and stacky surfaces [PDF]

Understanding the extent to which noncommutative objects are determined by commutative ones
is an important theme in noncommutative geometry, and is an underlying principle of the noncommutative McKay correspondence. We prove that there is a dictionary between noncommutative surfaces and smooth stacky surfaces which gives equivalences on the level of derived categories. This is joint work with Eleonore Faber, Colin Ingalls, and Shinnosuke Okawa.
 KENT VASHAW, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
On the decomposition of tensor products of monomial modules for finite 2groups [PDF]

Dave Benson conjectured recently that a tensor power $V^{\otimes n}$ of an odddimensional indecomposable representation for a finite 2group $G$ has a unique odddimensional indecomposable summand, and that the function sending $n$ to the dimension of this summand is quasipolynomial. We explore the analogous conjecture for graded representations of a related finite group scheme, and give some of first nontrivial verifications of this conjecture. This project is joint with George Cao.
 PADMINI VEERAPEN, Tennessee Tech University
Cocycle twists and Manin's universal quantum groups [PDF]

We examine 2cocycle twists of a family of infinitedimensional Hopf algebras, known as Manin's universal quantum groups, denoted by $\underline{{\rm aut}}(A)$, which Manin showed, universally coact on connected graded quadratic algebras, $A$. In this talk, we consider $\underline{{\rm aut}}(A)$ under a more general setting, namely, when A is a finitely generated algebra subject to $m$homogeneous relations and show how $\underline{{\rm aut}}(A)$ can be twisted by 2cocycles. This is joint work with V. C. Nguyen, H. Huang, C. Ure, K. B. Vashaw, and X. Wang.
 XINGTING WANG, Howard University
Poisson Valuation [PDF]

We will talk about Poisson valuation and its application in computing Poisson automorphism groups of Poisson elliptic algebras. It is joint work with Hongdi Huang, Xin Tang and James Zhang.
 JAMES ZHANG, University of Washington
Pivotal Automorphisms [PDF]

Pivotal automorphisms of an algebra will be introduced and be calculated for the polynomial
algebras by using valuations of nLie Poisson algebras. Joint work with Hongdi Huang, Xin Tang,
and Xingting Wang.
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