3:00 p.m., Friday (April 11, 2008)

MATX 1100

Eric Friedlander
Northwestern University and USC

Elementary representation theory

Abstract: We describe recent work with Jon Carlson, Julia Pevtsova, and Andrei Suslin which utilizes algebraic geometry to study the modular representation theory of infinitesimal group schemes. This general class of group-like objects includes as a "special case" the group Z/p x Z/p which often becomes the focus of our efforts because of its elementary nature.

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