Colloquium – Amy Feaver (The King’s University)

February 12, 2016 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Keller 401

Speaker: Amy Feaver (The King’s University)

Title: The Structure of Multiquadratic Number Fields

Abstract: In this talk, we will discuss the basic structure of multiquadratic number fields: that is, fields of the form $K:=\mathbb{Q}\left(\sqrt{a_1},\sqrt{a_2},…,\sqrt{a_n}\right)$ for $a_1,…,a_n\in\mathbb{Z}$ squarefree. We will begin by discussing subfields of $K$ and what we are able to know about $K$ based on its subfields. We will then define the ring of integers for these fields, and discuss several properties of these rings. These properties will include prime factorizations and the existence of a Euclidean algorithm (or lack thereof).