Components of Springer fibers and Khovanov's arc algebra

Thursday, December 13, 2007 -
4:30pm to 6:30pm
Using the structure of certain Springer fibers and their components, I'll describe a geometric construction of an algebra which is painfully close to being isomorphic to the arc algebra defined by Khovanov, but in fact, isn't. I'll then hopefully explain why this is actually a good thing.
Speaker: 
Ben Webster
IAS
Event Location: 
Fine Hall 314