Title: Perverse Sheaves and Finite Dimensional Algebras

Abstract: In this talk I will introduce the
category of perverse sheaves on a topologically stratified space
X and give some examples. Then, I will show that when X has
finitely many strata, each with finite fundamental group, such
category is equivalent to a category of modules over a finite
dimensional algebra $A$. Finally, I will discuss some algebraic
approaches one can use in order to describe the algebra $A$.