Discrete groups and continuous rings

Gabor Elek (University of Lancaster)

Tuesday 22nd April, 2014 16:00-17:00 Maths 416


One of the most classical questions of modern algebra is whether the group algebra of a torsion-free group can be embedded into a skew field. I will give a short survey about embeddability of group algebras into skew fields, matrix rings and, in general, continuous rings.

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