Date & Time: Monday, September 07, 2009, 15:30-17:00.
Venue: Room 105

Title: Injective Hulls Matlis Duality - II

Speaker: Shreedevi Masuti, IIT Bombay

Abstract: Any module M can be embedded into an injective module E. Such an embedding can be chosen to be minimal. In this case, E is uniquely determined and it is called the injective hull of M. Over a Noetherian ring R, any module can be decomposed uniquely as a direct sum of indecomposable injective modules. Indecomposable injective modules turn out to be injective hulls of R/P where P is some prime ideal of R. If R is local with maximal ideal and E is the injective hull of R/, then the functor Hom(-, E) establishes an anti-equivalence between the category of Artininan R-modules and the category of finite R-modules. This is known as Matlis duality which plays a fundamental role in the study of Gorenstein rings.