Algebra and Number Theory Seminar Fall 2019

Fridays - 2:45pm - 3:35pm
McHenry Library Room 4130
For more information please contact Professor Beren Sanders or call the Mathematics Department at 831-459-2969

Friday October 11th, 2019

TBA


Friday October 18th, 2019

TBA


Friday October 25th, 2019

TBA


Friday November 1st, 2019

TBA


Thursday, November 7th, 2019 (12:00 PM)

Justin Lynd, University of Louisiana, Lafayette

Cohomology of functors in local finite group theory

The p-local structure of a finite group may be roughly defined as the data consisting of the normalizers of nontrivial p-subgroups and their interactions. This is encoded in the transporter category of the group, whose objects are the nontrivial p-subgroups, and whose morphisms from P to Q are elements of the group conjugating P into Q. Quotients of the transporter category, such as the centric linking system, the fusion system, and the orbit category, give coarser representations of p-local structure. Over the past 20 years, the low-degree cohomology of various specific functors defined on the orbit category and related categories have been shown to give obstructions to certain constructions with these categories, constructions with applications to topology and representation theory. I plan to give a survey of some of these functors and interactions between the computation of their cohomology with the structure theory of finite groups.


Friday November 15th, 2019

TBA


Friday November 22nd, 2019

TBA


Friday November 29th, 2019

No seminar - Thanksgiving Holiday


Friday December 6th, 2019

TBA