Math Colloquium: Julia Pevtsova, University of Washington

Rеfusing to split: non-semisimple world of modular representation theory

Classical modular representation theory studies representations of a finite group over a field of positive characteristic. Classifying modular representation up to direct sums – as one does for complex representations – is often a hopeless task even for such a tiny group as Z/3 x Z/3.  I’ll discuss a geometric approach to understanding this wild territory which goes back to Quillen’s classical work on group cohomology.

Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 4:40pm to 5:30pm

Physics, 123
3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard, Portland, Oregon 97202-8199

Event Type

Lecture

Audience

Open to the Public, Faculty, Students, Staff

Department
Mathematics, Division of Mathematical and Natural Sciences
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