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A counterexample to the Modular Isomorphism Problem
06 Dec
06. December 2021
Oberseminar zur Algebra und Algebraischen Kombinatorik

A counterexample to the Modular Isomorphism Problem

Say we are given only the ring structure of a group ring RG of a finite group G over a commutative ring R. Can we then find the isomorphism type of G as a group? This so-called Isomorphism Problem has obvious negative answers, considering e.g. abelian groups over the complex numbers, but more specific formulations have led to many deep results and beautiful mathematics. The last classical open formulation was the so-called Modular Isomorphism Problem: Does the isomorphism type of kG as a ring determine the isomorphism type of G as a group, if G is a p-group and k a field of characteristic p?

After giving an overview of some history of general isomorphism problems and the state of knowledge on the modular formulation, I will present a recently found counterexample to the Modular Isomorphism Problem and give an idea which techniques were used to find it.

This is joint work with Diego García-Lucas and Ángel del Río.

Speaker

Dr. Leo Margolis (ICMAT, Universidad Carlos III der Madrid)

 

 

Organiser

Institut für Algebra, Zahlentheorie und Diskrete Mathematik

Date

06. December 2021
14:15 o'clock - 15:30 o'clock

Location

Hauptgebäude
Building: 1101
Room: A410
Welfenarten 1
30167 Hannover
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