# Magma Mondays Workshop

### at The University of Sydney

### Thursday October 5 (getting started, from scratch)

### Monday October 9, 16, and 23 (lectures and exercises)

Monday, November 6:

Finite-dimensional algebras and representation theory

Monday, November 13:

Noncommutative algebras

## About the workshop

## Magma is a computational algebra system that specializes in computational algebra, number theory, algebraic geometry, and algebraic combinatorics.

Magma Mondays is an introductory workshop aimed to teach Magma to mathematicians at all stages; no background in coding required. All are welcome; students are especially encouraged to join!

For non-locals:

The workshop will take place in hybrid form, meaning both in person and online. Look below for a zoom link.

Further, we are sorry to say that we are unable to provide any financial support, accommodation, or invitation letters to participants.

Magma conference in November:

Magma is developed, maintained, and distributed at The University of Sydney. In late November 2023 there will be a conference on Magma, and we hope Magma Mondays will be a valuable learning experience both for those getting started and more experienced.

Speakers and Exercise Session Leaders

Don Taylor (University of Sydney)

Daniel Tubbenhauer (University of Sydney)

Schedule

Thursday, October 5 in Quad Seminar Room S225

15:30-17: First steps with Daniel Tubbenhauer ; getting started with Magma

Monday, October 9, 16, and 23 in Quad Seminar Room S204 (Oriental)

15:30-16:30: Lecture by Don Taylor

16:45-18: Exercise session led by Daniel Tubbenhauer

Monday November 6 in Quad Seminar Room S204 (Oriental):

15:30-~17: Finite-dimensional algebras and representation theory, led by Daniel Tubbenhauer

Monday November 13 in Quad Room S223:

15:30-~17: Non-commutative algebras, led by Don Taylor

Password: a four letter word, first letter uppercase; it is that which magma becomes after breaking through the earth's surface.

Resources

Geoff Bailey's Introduction to Magma

Key Operators and Commands (cheatsheet)

Link to the online calculator (jump into the sandbox!)

Lecture notes

Lecture notes by Daniel Tubbenhauer and Don Taylor

Exercises

Exercises for Lecture 1 by Don Taylor; Solutions

Exercises for Lecture 2 by Don Taylor; Solutions

Exercises for Lecture 3 by Don Taylor; Solutions

Exercises for Bonus Lecture 2 by Don Taylor

Lecture recordings

Slides

Please bring your own laptop device to follow along with demonstrations, and for practice sessions.

This workshop is designed to teach you to use Magma, so you can use it in your own work---engagement and participation is highly encouraged!