Generic splitting of algebras with involution

01 October 2009 → 30 September 2013
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Algebra
Knebush degree Pfister involutions generic splitting theory Pfister Factor Conjecture quadratic forms algebras with involution
Project description

The main goal of this PhD project is research towards a generic splitting theory for algebras with involution. This hould clarify certain results and conjectures concering algebras with involution and indicate to what extent concepts of quadratic forms can be generalized to those algebras. Pfister involutions can play an important role, as well as the notion of Knebush degree.