DMS Algebra Seminar

Time: Sep 28, 2021 (03:00 PM)
Location: 250 Parker Hall



Speaker: Justin Chen (ICERM, Brown University)

(Differential) Primary decomposition of modules

Primary decomposition is an indispensable tool in commutative algebra, both theoretically and computationally in practice. While primary decomposition of ideals is ubiquitous, the case for general modules is less well-known. I will give a comprehensive exposition of primary decomposition for modules, starting with a gentle review of practical symbolic algorithms, leading up to recent developments including differential primary decomposition and numerical primary decomposition. Based on joint works with Yairon Cid-Ruiz, Marc Harkonen, Robert Krone, and Anton Leykin.