Noncommutative Koszul algebras from combinatorial topology

Christopher Phan (University of Glasgow)

Wednesday 13th January, 2010 16:00-17:00 Mathematics Building, Room 204


Associated to any ranked poset is a noncommutative graded quadratic algebra given by a construction due to Gelfand, Retakh, Serconek and Wilson. We analyze the Koszul property of these algebras for posets associated to finite regular CW complexes, by introducing new cohomology groups which generalize the usual cohomology groups in algebraic topology. This is joint work with T. Cassidy and B. Shelton.

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