Bar-Ilan Algebra Seminar =========================================== Date: Wednesday, 6 Av 5772 // July 25, 2012 Time: 12:00 ---- *** NOTE THE UNUSUAL TIME *** Place: Third floor seminar room, Mathematics building Speaker: Prof. George Glauberman (University of Chicago) Title: Taking limits in finite p-groups Abstract: One of the beautiful aspects of mathematics is the way that different subjects shed light on each other. Borel's Fixed Point Theorem in algebraic group theory asserts that a solvable algebraic group acting on a set in a particular way must have a fixed point. We plan to discuss how special cases of this theorem have been adapted to yield new results and open problems for finite p-groups. (Knowledge of algebraic group theory is not necessary.) --------------------------------------------------------- Technion Math Net-2 (TECHMATH2) Editor: Michael Cwikel <techm@math.technion.ac.il> Announcement from: Michael Schein <mschein@math.biu.ac.il>