Colloquium: "Matrix algebras are like posets"
Abstract: There is a surprising analogy between nilpotent matrix algebras and finite posets. I will explain the origin of this analogy in the physics of finite quantum systems and prove matrix algebra analogs of two basic theorems about finite posets, Dilworth's theorem and Mirsky's theorem.
Host: John McCarthy
Tea will be served at 3:45pm in room 200