Discrete Math Seminar: Gizem Karaali

  • Date: 10/18/2016
  • Time: 16:00
Gizem Karaali, Pomona College

University of British Columbia


Supercharacters and their superpowers


Supercharacter theory, a generalization of character theory, was developed originally by Carlos Andre and then picked up and studied more extensively by Persi Diaconis and I. M. Isaacs. This new development in finite group representation theory has spurred much exciting work, leading to a range of results in algebraic combinatorics and number theory. I will begin at the (very) beginning, so no prior experience in supercharacter theory is required.

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Location: ESB 4127