University of Birmingham > Talks@bham > Algebra Seminar > Complete reducibility in exceptional algebraic groups: the good, the bad and the ugly

## Complete reducibility in exceptional algebraic groups: the good, the bad and the uglyAdd to your list(s) Download to your calendar using vCal - Adam Thomas, University of Bristol
- Wednesday 01 November 2017, 16:00-17:00
- Watson Building, Lecture Room C.
If you have a question about this talk, please contact David Craven. The notion of complete reducibility was introduced by J. P. Serre in 1998. It generalises the notion of a completely reducible module in classical representation theory. After giving an introduction to complete reducibility for algebraic groups, we discuss its impact on questions about the subgroup structure of exceptional algebraic groups. This includes recent and ongoing work with A. Litterick on classifying the subgroups of exceptional algebraic groups that are not completely reducible. The techniques used are a mix of standard representation theory, non-abelian cohomology and computational group theory. 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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