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## Commuting classes of matrices with entries from a finite fieldAdd to your list(s) Download to your calendar using vCal - John Britnell, University of Bristol
- Thursday 17 November 2011, 16:00-17:00
- Watson Building, Lecture Room A.
If you have a question about this talk, please contact David Craven. This talk addresses the problem of deciding whether two classes of similar matrices contain elements which commute. I shall indicate how, over a finite field, this problem reduces (up to a field extension) to the case of nilpotent classes. The nilpotent case has been studied extensively, but chiefly over algebraically closed fields, particularly in characteristic 0. I shall describe what is known about it over various fields, and mention some open questions which have recently attracted attention. This talk is part of the Algebra Seminar series. ## This talk is included in these lists:Note that ex-directory lists are not shown. |
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