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Dear Colleagues,

You are most cordially invited to the Yeditepe Mathematics Department 25th Year Seminars organized by the Department of Mathematics. The details of this week's talk are as follows:

Title: Free Group Actions on Product of 3 Spheres

Speaker:  Dr. Berrin Şentürk (TED Uni.)

Abstract:  A long-standing Rank Conjecture states that if an elementary abelian $p$-group acts freely on a product of spheres, then the rank of the group is at most the number of spheres in the product. We will discuss the algebraic version of the Rank Conjecture given by Carlsson for a differential graded module $M$ over a polynomial ring. We will state a stronger conjecture concerning varieties of square-zero upper triangular matrices corresponding to the differentials of certain modules. By the work on free flags in $M$ introduced by Avramov, Buchweitz, and Iyengar, we will obtain some restriction on the rank of submodules of these matrices. By this argument we will show that $(\mathbb{Z}/2\mathbb{Z})^4$ cannot act freely on product of $3$ spheres of any dimensions.

Date: Friday, April 30, 2021

Time: 16:00

Place: Contact Asst. Prof. Dr. Mehmet Akif ERDAL (mehmet.erdal@yeditepe.edu.tr).

You can find a copy of the flyer in this link. For a full list of this semester's seminar schedule, click on the link below!



Friday, 30 April, 2021 - 16:00 to 17:00

Zoom:  Contact Asst. Prof. Dr. Mehmet Akif ERDAL (mehmet.erdal@yeditepe.edu.tr) for the address.