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.