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Dylan Madden

About me: I am a second year PhD student, supervised by Dr Marco Schlichting. Previously, I attended the University of Glasgow, graduating in 2016 with an MSci in Pure Mathematics. I am originally from Glasgow. My workroom is B0.15, and my email address is d (dot) madden (at) warwick (dot) ac (dot) uk.

Research interests: My current research interests are in higher Grothendieck-Witt theory, also known as Hermitian K-theory, which is a generalization of algebraic K-theory. In algebraic K-theory, given a ring $R$, one studies a series of abelian groups K_n(R), which encode information about $R$. In Hermitian K-theory, we consider rings $R$ with involution, and study a series of abelian groups K_n^h(R) which encode information about $R$, including the structure of its involution. This has applications, for example, to A1 homotopy theory, which is a method for applying topological techniques to algebraic geometry; for instance, in A1 homotopy theory, the affine line plays a role analogous to that of the interval  [0,1] in topology.

In the past, during my Masters year at Glasgow, I worked on cyclic homology with Dr Ulrich Kraehmer.