Representations of finite reductive groups: from characteristic zero to transverse characteristic
Introductory Workshop: Group Representation Theory and Applications February 05, 2018 - February 09, 2018
Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
This series of lectures will be centered on decomposition numbers for a special class of finite groups such as GL_n(q), SO_n(q),... E_8(q). I will first present what kind of numerical invariants decomposition numbers are, and what representation-theoretic problems they can solve. For finite reductive groups, I will explain how one can use Deligne--Lusztig theory to get basic sets of ordinary characters and to compute decomposition numbers. If time permits, I will mention a few open problems, including the case of small characteristic.
Lecture 1 - Generalities on decomposition numbers
Lecture 2 - Basic sets for finite reductive groups
Lecture 3 - Computing decomposition numbers
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