Hebrew University Amitsur Algebra Seminar ***************************** Time: Thursday, December 30, at 12:00 Place: room 209, Mathematics building Speaker: Ran Levi Title: p-Fusion in finite group theory from a homotopy theoretic viewpoint. Abstract: This talk is an introduction to the theory of "p-local groups". These are algebraic objects modelled on the conjugacy relations among p-subgroups of a finite group. The idea is to isolate those algebraic properties of the given finite group which characterize certain topological constructions associated with it (to be specific, the p-completion of its classifying space). While any finite group admits a unique associated p-local finite group, one can also work in greater generality in the sense that p-local finite groups do not necessarily arise from finite groups, but still share a number of very pleasant properties with the ones that do. In the talk we will describe the basics of p-local finite group theory, and mention some of the main results of the project. You are cordially invited! <http://math.huji.ac.il/amitsur.html> --------------------------------------------------------- Technion Math Net-2 (TECHMATH2) Editor: Michael Cwikel <techm@math.technion.ac.il> Announcement from: Gili Schul <gili.schul@mail.huji.ac.il>