3:00 p.m., Friday (April 11, 2008)
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.
Refreshments will be served at 2:45 p.m. (MATX 1115, Math Lounge).