Woensdag 12 november 2003
Spreker: 
Robert W. van der Waall (UvA)

Titel: 
Finite Group Theory in the Netherlands: a condensed enterprise

Tijd: 
11:00  12:00

Plaats: 
CK N4 (N3045)

Vanaf half 11 is er koffie en chocola.
Abstract
In this talk we will present developments, problems, ideas,
solutions, results in Finite Group Theory that took place in the last
quarter of the twentieth century in The Netherlands. After telling
something of the influence of the Amsterdam school on an international
level (England, Greece, Turkey, Iran, Germany, China etc.) we will proceed
with an overview of the FGT as meant in the AMSclassification code 20, from
which we show a lot of topics, probably among the following ones:
 Homogeneous Character Induction (work by E.B.Kuisch and myself).
 The statement and the solution of the nisoclinic embedding problem
(work by J.C.Bioch, N.S.Hekster and myself).
 The classification of all finite groups whose abelian subgroups of
equal order are conjugate (work by A.Bensaid, S.Sezer and myself).
 Appplications of computer techniques (GAP) in problems in FGT (work by
R.Lindenbergh and myself); we will show that the group A_{6} behaves
bizarre in a certain way.
The audience intended, will be a generally mathematical one, not
algebraically inclined per se.