Type: Seminar

Distribution: World

Expiry: 18 Feb 2010

Auth: billu@daumier.maths.usyd.edu.au

Speaker: Markus Kirschmer Title: Maximal finite matrix groups Time & Place: 3-4pm, Thursday 18 Feb, Carslaw 535 Abstract: The maximal finite subgroups of GL(n, Q) (for n>10) and Sp(2n, Q) and the maximal finite quaternionic matrix groups have all been classified up to some degree using very similar methods. We will give a short survey of these methods and then discuss some shortcuts that can be used to find all finite supergroups that contain a given irreducible rational matrix group.