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Semisimple Hopf actions on commutative domains (NAGRT) March 22, 2013 (01:00PM PDT - 01:45PM PDT)
Location: MSRI: Baker Board Room
Speaker(s) Chelsea Walton (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
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Let H be a semisimple (so, finite dimensional) Hopf algebra over an algebraically closed field k of characteristic zero and let A be a commutative domain over k. We show that if H acts on A \\'inner-faithfully\\', then H must be a group algebra. This answers a question of E. Kirkman and J. Kuzmanovich and partially answers a question of M. Cohen. This result also extends to working over k of positive characteristic. We also discuss results on Hopf actions on Weyl algebras as a consequence of the main theorem. This is joint work with Pavel Etingof.

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