Elementary modular representation theory

Start: 03/24/2010 - 4:15pm
End  : 03/24/2010 - 5:15pm


Eric M. Friedlander, USC


This talk will discuss recent joint work with Jon Carlson, Julia Pevtsova, and Andrei Suslin. We are interested in actions of a finite group G (or similar structure) on a vector space over a field of characteristic p > 0 dividing the order of G. The special case G = Z/p is fully understood, but there is much to investigate even for G = Z/p x Z/p. Although Z/p x Z/p has "wild representation type", there are some interesting aspects of its representations (and those of more general "finite group schemes") which will be discussed.

Beckman B126, Harvey Mudd College

Misc. Information

Coffee & Cookies at 3:45 pm in Olin B161 Harvey Mudd College
The dinner will be hosted by Professor TBA
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