MSRI, Berkeley, CA
Organizers: Robert Guralnick (USC), Alexander (Sasha) Kleshchev (Oregon), Günter Malle (Kaiserslautern), Gabriel Navarro (Valencia), Julia Pevtsova (Washington), Raphael Rouquier (UCLA), Pham Tiep (Arizona)
Group Representation Theory is a central area of Algebra, with important and deep connections to areas as varied as topology, algebraic geometry, number theory, Lie theory, homological algebra, and mathematical physics. Born more than a century ago, the area still abounds with basic problems and fundamental conjectures, some of which have been open for over five decades. Very recent breakthroughs have led to the hope that some of these conjectures can finally be settled. In turn, recent results in group representation theory have helped achieve substantial progress in a vast number of applications.
The goal of the program is to investigate all these deep problems and the wealth of new results and directions, to obtain major progress in the area, and to explore further applications of group representation theory to other branches of mathematics.
Professor Gunter Malle has been appointed as a Clay Senior Scholar to participate in this program.