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Nikita Semenov (LMU Muenchen) “Classical motives and applications”
by Egor Pifagorov - Monday, 8 October 2018, 08:09 AM

Четверг 11 октября 17:15 ауд. 14 (14-я линия В. О., 29)

Nikita Semenov (LMU Muenchen)

“Classical motives and applications”

Chow motives were introduced by Alexander Grothendieck in the 60s, and
they have since become a fundamental tool for investigating the
structure of algebraic varieties. Moreover, the motives became one of
the main languages in the algebraic geometry to formulate and to solve
its problems. Computing Chow motives has also proved to be valuable for
addressing questions on other topics. In my talk I will explain the
concept of motives and present some applications of them to classical
problems in algebra. In particular, using motives I will answer a
question of Jean-Pierre Serre, under what conditions one can embed
certain finite groups in the algebraic group of type E8.