# Descartes’s Revenge: or, support varieties and what they’re good for

# Descartes’s Revenge: or, support varieties and what they’re good for

Start:

Tuesday, October 29, 2024 11:00 am

Location:

WNGR 201

Jon Kujawa

Oregon State University

Since Descartes, we’ve known that algebra and geometry are intertwined. Support varieties are a modern incarnation of this observation. Information about algebraic objects (e.g. representations of finite groups) can be revealed by introducing algebraic geometry via cohomology. This will be a very high level introduction focused on the big themes of the subject along with concrete examples.

Contact:

Holly Swisher