Dr Susanne Pumpluen (University of Nottingham) will speak in the Algebra seminar on Wednesday, 25 May 2016, at 1:30pm (room MB1019, Minerva Building, which is building 1 on the uni map). She will talk about A class of nonassociative algebras and their applications.
Abstract: Starting from a skew polynomial ring, we define a class of unital nonassociative algebras introduced by Petit in 1966 (but largely ignored so far), and discuss their structure and applications to coding theory. For instance, these algebras can be employed to systematically build fast-decodable space-time block codes used for wireless digital data transmission, e.g. in mobile phones, laptops or portable TVs.