Zur Hauptnavigation / To main navigation

Zur Sekundärnavigation / To secondary navigation

Zum Inhalt dieser Seite / To the content of this page

Hauptnavigation / Main Navigation

Sekundärnavigation / Secondary navigation




Inhaltsbereich / Content

Talks 2016

<< 2015   2017 >>

14 entries found

Page 1 of 2 12 >>

  • December
  • 01. December
    17:00 - 18:00
    Location: 48-436
    AG Algebra, Geometrie and Computer Algebra

    Emilio Pierro, Universtität Bielefeld; Quantities associated to the subgroup lattice

    We begin with the Möbius function of a finite group G and how this can be used to determine Eulerian functions of G. These are natural generalisations of the Euler totient function Φ(n) when viewed as counting generators in the cyclic group of size n. In the case of the small Ree groups we use this to give new results and new proofs of old results on their generation and asymptotic generation. We also discuss the interpretation of the Möbius function and Eulerian functions from the perspective of topology.

  • November
  • 25. November
    11:00 - 12:00
    Location: 48-436
    AG Algebra, Geometrie und Computer Algebra

    Jesper Grodal, University of Copenhagen; Endo-trivial modules via homotopy theory

    In the modular representation theory of finite groups, a special class of interesting modules are those indecomposable kG-modules that upon restriction to a Sylow p-subgroup split as the trivial module plus a projective module. Isomorphism classes of these form a group under tensor product, a key subgroup inside the group of all so-called endotrivial modules, whose classification has been a long-term goal in modular representation theory. In my talk I'll show how this subgroup can be calculated via homotopy theory --- the talk will be a gentle introduction to the preprint arXiv:1608.00499.

  • 24. November
    17:00 - 18:00
    Location: 48-436
    AG Algebra, Geometrie und Computer Algebra

    Niamh Farrell , TU KL/University of London; The rationality of blocks of quasi-simple finite groups

    The Morita Frobenius number of an algebra is the number of Morita equivalence classes of its Frobenius twists. They were introduced by Kessar in 2004 the context of Donovan’s Conjecture. We aim to calculate the Morita Frobenius numbers of all blocks of group algebras of quasi-simple finite groups. I will present the latest results and discuss how they relate to Donovan’s Conjecture.

  • 03. November
    17:00 - 18:00
    Location: 48-436
    AG Algebra, Geometrie und Computer Algebra

    Yanjun Liu, TU Kaiserslautern; Principal and defect-zero blocks of finite groups

    This talk will consist of two parts. The first one is about the intersection of principal blocks of a finite group. Recently, the block distributions of complex irreducible characters across distinct primes were investigated by several experts. For instance, C. Bessenrodt and J. Zhang showed that the property that any two principal blocks intersect trivially is equivalent to the nilpotency of a finite group. Based on this result, we will talk about a criterion of solvability in terms of small intersections of any two principal blocks of a finite group. The second part is about the existence of blocks of defect zero. We will pay attention to the situation that all subgroups of a finite groups with a given prime order are conjugate.

  • June
  • 16. June
    17:00 - 18:00
    Location: 48-436
    Algebra, Geometrie und Computeralgebra

    Anne-Laure Thiel, Dijon: Categorical action of the braid group of the cylinder

    In their seminal work, Khovanov and Seidel have used the polymorphous nature of the usual braid group (ie of finite type A) and hence its various definitions (diagrammatic presentation, mapping class group...) to construct a categorical action of this group which categorifies its famous Burau linear representation. The important fact is that this action detects subtle topological properties which ensures its faithfulness unlike the Burau linear representation.

    The aim of this talk is to describe 
    a generalization of their approach to another Artin group, the one of type B - aka 
    braid group of the cylinder or extended braid group of affine type A. 
    Joint work with Agnès Gadbled and Emmanuel Wagner.

  • May
  • 12. May
    17:00 - 18:00
    Location: 48-436
    AG Algebra, Geometrie, Computeralgebra

    Christopher Voll, Bielefeld: Representation growth of finitely generated nilpotent groups.

    Abstract: A finitely generated nilpotent group has only finitely many irreducible complex representations of each finite dimension up to twists by one-dimensional representations. The study of the representation growth of such groups aims to understand the asymptotic and arithmetic features of the resulting arithmetic functions.

    An important tool in this area are so-called representation zeta functions, viz. Dirichlet-type generating functions encoding the arithmetic functions' values. These zeta functions share a number of features with their number-theoretic and algebro-geometric predecessors, e.g. Euler products with rational factors, (local) functional equations, (some) meromorphic continuation etc. It is of particular interest to understand how representation zeta functions vary with the group, e.g. in families of groups obtained by base extensions.

    I will discuss some arithmetic features (uniform rationality of and functional equations for Euler factors) as well as uniform analytic properties of representation zeta functions of finitely generated nilpotent groups. I will also say something about the general tools available to compute representation zeta functions of nilpotent (and other!) groups, such as the Kirillov Orbit Method and p-adic integration, without assuming any familiarity with any of them.

  • 11. May
    17:00 - 18:00
    Location: 48-436
    AG Algebra, Geometrie, Computeralgebra

    Jay Taylor, Padova: Sums of Skew Characters of Symmetric Groups


    Abstract:  In previous work Regev considered the character of the symmetric group which is the sum of all irreducible characters labelled by hook partitions. He showed that the values of were particularly simple. Namely, we have is unless is a product of non-trivial odd-length cycles, in which case . To prove this result Regev considered a character , which is defined for any integers , and proved a surprising identity for its values. The character turns out to be so one easily obtains the previous result from this more general case. Regev's proof of the formula for the values of the character relies, in a crucial way, on the representation theory of Lie superalgebras. In this talk we will present a proof of Regev's formula for the values of the character which relies only on techniques from the representation theory of the symmetric group.

  • April
  • 21. April
    15:30 - 16:30
    Location: 48-582
    AG Algebra, Geometrie und Computeralgebra

    Balmer, Paul; UCLA Bielefeld: A quick tour of tensor triangular geometry

    We shall recall the motivation to study tensor triangulated categories
    through the geometric invariant called the ''spectrum''. We shall then see
    how some of the well-known classification results due to Hopkins-Smith,
    Neeman, Thomason, Benson-Carlson-Rickard, and others, can be elegantly
    expressed using that spectrum. Finally, we shall see how new techniques
    of separable extensions of tensor-triangulated categories allow to
    approach new computations of such spectra, thus obtaining new
    classification results, for instance in equivariant stable homotopy theory.

  • February
  • 11. February
    15:30 - 16:30
    Location: 48-582
    AG Algebra, Geometrie und Computeralgebra

    John Murray, Maynooth University IR: Strong and weak reality and principal indecomposable modules in characteristic 2

    (joint with R. Gow, University College Dublin) Brauer proved that the number of principal indecomposable modules (pims) of a finite group G over a field of characteristic pequals the number of p-regular conjugacy classes of G. Moreover the number of self-dual pims equals the number of real p-regular conjugacy classes. Suppose that p≠2. Then each self-dual pim affords either a quadratic or a symplectic geometry. W. Willems and J. Thompson independently showed that the type is detected by the Frobenius-Schur (FS)-indicator of a real irreducible character which occurs with odd multiplicity in the principal indecomposable character. Now suppose that p=2. Then each self-dual pim has a quadratic geometry or no discernible geometry. R. Gow and W. Willems showed how to determine the type using the action of involutions on primitive idempotents. Recently R. Gow and I have developed a character-theoretic criterion for the type of a pim. Recall that a real class is strongly real if its elements are inverted by involutions and is weakly real otherwise. We detect the type using character values on strong and weak 2-regular classes. As a consequence we can show that # quadratic type pims = # strongly real 2-regular classes. Brauer's problem 14 asks for a determination of the numbers of irreducible characters with a given FS-indicator in group-theoretic terms. We conjecture that # weakly real 2-regular classes ≤ # indicator -1 irreducible characters.

  • 08. February
    15:30 - 17:00
    Location: 48-438
    AG Algebra, Geometrie und Computeralgebra

    Jean Michel, Paris 7: The $K(\pi, 1)$ property for complex braid groups and the dual braid monoid

Page 1 of 2 12 >>