Groupoidification

11/11/2008 - 12:15pm
11/11/2008 - 1:10pm
Speaker: 
Alex Hoffnung (University of California Riverside)
Abstract: 

"Groupoidification" attempts to take familiar structures from linear algebra and enhance them to obtain structures involving groupoids. This process is not entirely systematic, however. The reverse process, "degroupoidification", is systematic and combined with examples sheds light on how to achieve the former. We describe the latter process and some examples including the groupoidification of Hecke algebras.

Where: 
ML 211