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Type: Seminar
Distribution: World
Expiry: 29 Nov 2007
Calendar1: 29 Nov 2007 1505-1600
CalLoc1: Eastern Ave 311

Computational Algebra Seminar: Previtali -- Building Characters and Representations for Finite Groups

Speaker: Andrea Previtali
Title: Building Characters and Representations for Finite Groups
Time & Place: 3-4pm, Thursday 29 November, Eastern Ave Rm 311.

I will report on old and new techniques to construct characters and
representations of finite groups.
Since satisfactory algortihms are available for complex characters and
for representations over finite fields,
I will focus on representations over characteristic zero fields and will
touch upon questions concerning Schur indices,
central simple algebras and their minimal splitting fields.

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