COLLOQUIUM
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 grouplike 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).
