Department Colloquium

Description: Department Colloquium

Speaker: CS Dalawat, Harish Chandra research Institute

Date & Time: Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 16:00-17:00.

Venue: Ramanujan Hall

Title : Some footnotes to Galois's memoirs

Abstract : In his first memoir, Galois gave a criterion for an irreducible
equation of prime degree to be solvable by radicals. In the second memoir,
he defined primitive equations and showed that if a primitive equation is
solvable by radicals, then its degree is the power of a prime. His results
can be reformulated in terms of extensions of fields. We will show how to
extend this reformulation and parametrise all primitive solvable extensions
of an arbitrary field. (An extension is called primitive if there are no
intermediate extensions, and it is called solvable if the Galois group of
its Galois closure is a solvable group). All these concepts will be
recalled and illustrated through examples. If time permits, we will
discuss an arithmetic application. The talk should be accessible to a wide
audience, including students.
Location: Ramanujan Hall, Department of Mathematics
Date: Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm IST
Duration: 1 hour
Access: Public