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Lecture series on algebraic stacks

Monday 23 October, 11.30 am

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Venue: Ramanujan Hall

Host: Sudarshan Gurjar

Speaker: Nitin Nitsure

Affiliation: TIFR, Mumbai (Retd)

Title: The classifying stack BG for an algebraic group

Abstract: To any Lie group, there is classically associated a topological space BG with the requisite universal property in the homotopy category of paracompact topological spaces. For example, for G = GL(n) the space BG is the infinite Grassmannian. However, when we go to the algebraic category (say schemes or algebraic spaces and their morphisms), such a space BG does not exist. This is a paradigmatic example where algebraic stacks rescue the situation. In this lecture, we will explain the construction of an algebraic stack BG which has the requisite universal property of classifying principal G-bundles, where G is an algebraic group. The algebraic cohomology of this stack gives the algebraic cohomological version of the characteristic classes of principal G-bundles.

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Ramanujan Hall, Department of Mathematics

Date

Mon, October 23, 2023

Start Time

11:30am IST

Priority

5-Medium

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Public

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Mon, October 23, 2023 10:46am IST