Homological conjectures and singularities in mixed characteristic

主讲人 Speaker:Linquan Ma ( Purdue University)
时间 Time:Fri., 9:00-10:00 am, Apr. 7, 2023
地点 Venue:Zoom Meeting ID: 271 534 5558 Passcode: YMSC


The homological conjectures have been a focus of research in commutative algebra since the 1960s. They concern a number of interrelated conjectures concerning homological properties of commutative rings to their internal ring structures. These conjectures had largely been resolved for rings that contain a field, but several remained open in mixed characteristic -- until in 2016 when Andre proved the direct summand conjecture and the existence of big Cohen-Macaulay algebras, which lie in the heart of these conjectures. The main new ingredient is to use the theory of perfectoid algebras and spaces, and this leads to the further development of a mixed characteristic singularity theory. In this talk, we will give a survey on these results and methods, and mention some applications to birational geometry in mixed characteristic.


Linquan Ma is an associate professor of mathematics at Purdue University. He obtained his Ph.D from University of Michigan in 2014 under the direction of Melvin Hochster. He has been awarded a Sloan research fellowship in 2020. His main research is on commutative algebra and algebraic geometry. Recently, he has been focused on the development of a mixed characteristic singularity theory using perfectoid algebras and their various extensions.