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Representations of Finite and Algebraic Groups April 09, 2018 - April 13, 2018
Registration Deadline: May 24, 2018 about 2 months ago
To apply for Funding you must register by: January 09, 2018 6 months ago
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Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium, Atrium
Organizers Robert Guralnick (University of Southern California), Alexander Kleshchev (University of Oregon), Gunter Malle (Universität Kaiserslautern), Gabriel Navarro (University of Valencia), LEAD Pham Tiep (Rutgers University)
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The workshop will bring together key researchers working in various areas of Group Representation Theory to strengthen the interaction and collaboration between them and to make further progress on a number of basic problems and conjectures in the field. Topics of the workshop include -- Global-local conjectures in the representation theory of finite groups -- Representations and cohomology of simple, algebraic and finite groups -- Connections to Lie theory and categorification, and -- Applications to group theory, number theory, algebraic geometry, and combinatorics.
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To apply for funding, you must register by the funding application deadline displayed above.

Students, recent Ph.D.'s, women, and members of underrepresented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. Funding awards are typically made 6 weeks before the workshop begins. Requests received after the funding deadline are considered only if additional funds become available.

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MSRI has a preferred rates at the Hotel Shattuck Plaza, depending on room availability. Guests can call the hotel's main line at 510-845-7300 and ask for the MSRI- Mathematical Science Research Institute discount. To book online visit this page. Click on "Promo/Corporate Code" at the top of the page and enter the code MSRI (this code is not case sensitive).

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MSRI has preferred rates at the Berkeley Lab Guest House, depending on room availability. Reservations may be made by calling 510-495-8000 or directly on their website. Select "Affiliated with the Space Sciences Lab, Lawrence Hall of Science or MSRI." When prompted for your UC Contact/Host, please list Chris Marshall (coord@msri.org).

MSRI has a preferred rates at Easton Hall and Gibbs Hall, depending on room availability. Guests can call the Reservations line at 510-204-0732 and ask for the MSRI- Mathematical Science Research Inst. rate. To book online visit this page, select "Request a Reservation" choose the dates you would like to stay and enter the code MSRI (this code is not case sensitive).

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Apr 09, 2018
Monday
09:15 AM - 09:30 AM
  Welcome
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  A tale of two modules
Geordie Williamson (University of Sydney)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Break
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  On Picard groups  of  blocks of finite group algebras
Radha Kessar (City University)
12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
  Lunch
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  Overgroups of regular unipotent elements, finite and algebraic
Donna Testerman (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL))
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  Tea
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  Characters and Sylow 2-subgroups of maximal class
Benjamin Sambale (Universität Kaiserslautern)
Apr 10, 2018
Tuesday
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  Applications of representation theory to statistical problems
Persi Diaconis (Stanford University)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Break
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Character ratios for finite groups of Lie type
Martin Liebeck (Imperial College, London)
12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
  Lunch
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  Character methods and probabilistic methods in groups
Aner Shalev (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  Tea
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  Fock space categorification, Soergel bimodules, and modular representation representation theory in type A
Ben Elias (University of Oregon)
04:30 PM - 06:20 PM
  Reception
Apr 11, 2018
Wednesday
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  Lie superalgebras and 2-representation theory
Jonathan Brundan (University of Oregon)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Break
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Parallelotope tilings for symmetric groups
Joseph Chuang (City University)
Apr 12, 2018
Thursday
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  Finite groups of Lie type and (q,t)-polynomials
Raphael Rouquier (University of California, Los Angeles)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Break
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Deligne—Lusztig induction and almost characters
Jay Taylor (University of Arizona)
12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
  Lunch
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  The McKay conjecture and Galois action on characters
Carolina Vallejo (Instituto de Ciencias Matematicas (ICMAT))
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  Tea
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  Fourier matrices for unipotent characters
Olivier Dudas (Université de Paris VII (Denis Diderot))
Apr 13, 2018
Friday
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  The Loewy structure of certain fixed point algebras
Burkhard Kuelshammer (Friedrich-Schiller-Universität)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Break
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  More counting for the counting conjectures
Britta Späth (Bergische Universität-Gesamthochschule Wuppertal (BUGH))
12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
  Lunch
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  On equivariant cohomology of Calogero-Moser spaces
Peng Shan (Tsinghua University)
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  Tea
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  A Drinfeld center approach to character sheaves
Roman Bezrukavnikov (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)