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Geometry and Analysis of Surface Group Representations: Characters of representations and character varieties April 29, 2015 (11:00 AM PDT - 12:30 PM PDT)
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Location: MSRI: Baker Board Room
Speaker(s) Adam Sikora (University at Buffalo (SUNY))
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We will discuss the extent representations of finitely generated groups into reductive groups are determined by their characters and the related question, whether trace functions generate the coordinate rings of character varieties.

We will explore some anomalies related to SO(2n,C), for which the character variety is not the variety of characters.

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