Title of the course: Profinite groups and Galois Theory
Instructor: Prof. Piotr Kowalski
Institution: Universytet Wroclawski
Dates: 21-27 August 2017
Prerequisites: Basic algebra and some notions from field theory
Level: Advanced undergraduate and graduate
Abstract: I will start by recalling the classical Galois theory of finite field extensions. Then I will introduce profinite groups as Galois groups of infinite algebraic field extensions. I will describe the Galois correspondence in this context and then focus on abstract properties of profinite groups.
Language: EN