Date: Wednesday, April 01, 2015
Location: 4096 East Hall (4:00 PM to 6:00 PM)
Title: Lecture II: Ambidexterity
Abstract: Let G be a finite group. One can study representations of G over any field k: that is, vector spaces over k equipped with an action of G. In general, such representations behave very differently in characteristic zero (where all representations are completely reducible) and in characteristic p (where, if G is a pgroup, there are no irreducible representations other than the trivial representation). In these talks, I will discuss representation theory over more exotic "fields" known as Morava Ktheories, which in some sense interpolate between fields of characteristic zero and fields of characteristic p and share many pleasant features of both.
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Speaker: Jacob Lurie
Institution: Harvard University
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