Supercharacters and their superpowers

04/03/2012 - 12:15pm
04/03/2012 - 1:10pm
Gizem Karaali (Pomona College)

In this talk I will introduce supercharacter theory, a generalization of character theory, which was developed originally by Carlos Andre and then picked up and studied more extensively by Persi Diaconis and I. M. Isaacs. This new development in finite group representation theory has spurred much exciting work, which will be briefly overviewed in the talk. I will begin at the (very) beginning, so no prior experience in supercharacter theory is required. 

Millikan 208 (Pomona College)