Date & Time: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 16:00-17:00.
Venue: Ramanujan Hall

Speaker: Tony Puthenpurakal, IIT Bombay

Title: Cohen-Macaulay rings of finite representation type

Abstract: In this talk I will discuss complete Cohen-Macaulay local rings of finite representation type, i.e., it only has finitely many isomorphism classes of indecomposable maximal CM modules. This theory connects commutative algebra with representation theory and with the theory of Arnold's simple singularities.