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## Unitriangularity of Decomposition Matrices of Unipotent BlocksAdd to your list(s) Download to your calendar using vCal - Jay Taylor, University of Southern California
- Wednesday 22 April 2020, 16:00-17:00
- https://zoom.us/j/995596700?pwd=TVZ6TWRDZjIzWEhOZmhuYU4wWWxsUT09.
If you have a question about this talk, please contact Simon Goodwin. One of the distinguished features of the representation theory of finite groups is the ability to take a representation in characteristic zero and reduce it to obtain a representation over a fixed field of positive characteristic (a modular representation). If one starts with a representation that is irreducible in characteristic zero then its modular reduction can fail to be irreducible. The decomposition matrix encodes the multiplicities of the modular irreducible representations in this reduction. In this talk I will present recent joint work with Olivier Brunat and Olivier Dudas establishing a fundamental property of the decomposition matrix for finite reductive groups, namely that it has a unitriangular shape. The solution to this problem involves the interplay between Lusztigâ€™s geometric theory of character sheaves and a family of representations whose construction was originally proposed by Kawanaka. https://zoom.us/j/995596700?pwd=TVZ6TWRDZjIzWEhOZmhuYU4wWWxsUT09 This talk is part of the Algebra Seminar series. ## This talk is included in these lists:- Algebra Seminar
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