What is ... the representation theory of finite groups?

This page hosts information on Peter Patzt's talk "What is ... the representation theory of finite groups?" at the "What is ...?" seminar. The talk will take place on Friday, January 10, 1:00pm at the lecture hall at ZIB. This talk will help you better understand the talk by Benson Farb, which will start at 2pm.

Abstract

A representation of a group is a linear group action. The representations of finite groups are well understood and their study led to new results formulated without representations. Also linear group actions occur naturally and representations theory yields more inside to the underlying vector spaces. We give an introduction to the representation theory of finite groups and some examples.

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Topic revision: r1 - 07 Jan 2014, MimiTsuruga
 
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