2nd degree (Master)
English and Hebrew
Prof Yakov Varshavsky
Coordinator Office Hours:
Prof Michael Temkin
The goal of the seminar will be to give a (relatively) gentle introduction to various topics, which should be
accessible to beginning but motivated Master and PhD. students.
The tentative plan for the first part of this semester is to study irreducible representations of "finite groups of Lie type"
such as SL(2,F_q), GL(n,F_q) etc.
In particular, we are going to present a beautiful theory of Deligne and Lusztig (P. Deligne and G. Lusztig, "Representations
of reductive groups over finite fields.", Ann of Math, 103 (1976), 103–161).
In the first lecture we will try to describe this theory in the simplest cases, like SL(2,F_q) and GL(2,F_q).
Prerequisites: Basic representation theory of finite groups.
Learning outcomes - On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
Teaching arrangement and method of instruction:
Additional Reading Material:
P. Deligne and G. Lusztig, "Representations of reductive groups over finite fields.", Ann of Math, 103 (1976), 103–161.
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