Publications

My research interests lie primarily in the field of non-commutative algebra. I'm particularly interested in Hopf algebras of finite GK-dimension, quantum groups, quantum homogeneous spaces and Poisson algebraic groups. My published research papers in this field are listed below.
Connected (graded) Hopf algebras

with K. Brown and J. Zhang

Abstract
We study algebraic and homological properties of two classes of infinite dimensional Hopf algebras over an algebraically closed field k of characteristic zero. The first class consists of those Hopf k-algebras that are connected graded as algebras, and the second class are those Hopf k-algebras that are connected as coalgebras. For many but not all of the results presented here, the Hopf algebras are assumed to have finite Gel'fand-Kirillov dimension. It is shown that if the Hopf algebra H is a connected graded algebra of finite Gel'fand-Kirillov dimension n, then H is a noetherian domain which is Cohen-Macaulay, Artin-Schelter regular and Auslander regular of global dimension n. It has S^2 = Id_H, and is Calabi-Yau. Detailed information is also provided about the Hilbert series of H. Our results leave open the possibility that the first class of algebras is (properly) contained in the second. For this second class, the Hopf k-algebras of finite Gel'fand-Kirillov dimension n with connected coalgebra, the underlying coalgebra is shown to be Artin-Schelter regular of global dimension n. Both these classes of Hopf algebra share many features in common with enveloping algebras of finite dimensional Lie algebras. For example, an algebra in either of these classes satisfies a polynomial identity only if it is a commutative polynomial algebra. Nevertheless, we construct, as one of our main results, an example of a Hopf k-algebra H of Gel'fand-Kirillov dimension 5, which is connected graded as an algebra and connected as a coalgebra, but is not isomorphic as an algebra to U(g) for any Lie algebra g.
A note on the order of the antipode of a pointed Hopf algebra

Abstract
Let k be a field and let H denote a pointed Hopf k-algebra with antipode S. We are interested in determining the order of S. Building on the work done by Taft and Wilson [7], we define an invariant for H, denoted mH, and prove that the value of this invariant is connected to the order of S. In the case where chark=0, it is shown that if S has finite order then it is either the identity or has order 2mH. If in addition H is assumed to be coradically graded, it is shown that the order of S is finite if and only if mH is finite. We also consider the case where chark=p>0, generalising the results of [7] to the infinite-dimensional setting.
Quantum homogeneous spaces of connected Hopf algebras

with K. Brown

Abstract
Let H be a connected Hopf k-algebra of finite Gel'fand–Kirillov dimension over an algebraically closed field k of characteristic 0. The objects of study in this paper are the left or right coideal subalgebras T of H. They are shown to be deformations of commutative polynomial k-algebras. A number of well-known homological and other properties follow immediately from this fact. Further properties are described, examples are considered, invariants are constructed and a number of open questions are listed
Hopf algebras under finiteness conditions

with K. Brown

Abstract
This is a brief survey of some recent developments in the study of infinite dimensional Hopf algebras which are either noetherian or have finite Gelfand-Kirillov dimension. A number of open questions are listed.