Algebra & Combinatorics Seminar

Title: Suslin Matrices vs Clifford Algebras
Speaker: Vineeth Chintala (IIT, Bombay)
Date: 01 May 2019
Time: 3 pm
Venue: LH-1, Mathematics Department

In this talk, we will introduce the notion of an embedding of a quadratic space (in an associative algebra). Familiar examples of embeddings are given by Complex Numbers, Quaternions, Octonions, Clifford Algebras, and Suslin Matrices.

When there are two embeddings of the same quadratic space, then we can gather information about one embedding using the other. This is the main theme of the talk. To illustrate this, we will see the connection between Suslin Matrices and Clifford Algebras. In one direction, we are able to give a simple description of Clifford Algebras using matrices. Conversely, we can now explain some (seemingly) accidental properties of Suslin matrices in a conceptual way.


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Last updated: 16 Jul 2019