Pure Maths Colloquium: Noncommutative localization in algebra and topology
24 April 2006 00:00 in CM221
"The localization of commutative rings is a classic technique of algebra, inverting non-zero divisors. The localization of noncommutative rings is a more modern algebraic technique, in which morphisms of modules are inverted, with consequently more complicated ring theory. The theory has applications to the topology of spaces (especially manifolds) with nontrivial fundamental groups, such as the complements of knots and links. The talk will survey both the algebra and some of the applications to topology. "
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