PSU Mark
Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

For more information about this meeting, contact Robert Vaughan.

Title:Generating an algebra from the probabilistic standpoint
Seminar:Algebra and Number Theory Seminar
Speaker:Bogdan Petrenko, SUNY Brockport
Let A be a ring whose additive group is free abelian of finite rank. The topic of this talk is the following question: what is the probability that several random elements of A generate it as a ring? After making this question precise I will show that it has an interesting answer which can be interpreted as a local-global principle. Some applications will be discussed. This talk will be based on my joint work with with Rostyslav Kravchenko (University of Chicago) and Marcin Mazur (Binghamton University).

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB106
Date:10 / 18 / 2012
Time:11:15am - 12:05pm