Schedule of the Southwestern Group Theory Day 2009

University of Arizona, Mathematics Department, Room 501, Saturday, November, 7, 2009.

  1. 8:00-8:15 Coffee, welcome
  2. 8:15-8:55 Robert M. Guralnick, University of Southern California: Base Size for Primitive Actions of Finite and Algebraic Simple Groups.
  3. 9:00-9:40 Mara D. Neusel, Texas Tech University: Degree Bounds in Invariant Theory.
  4. 9:45-10:25 Alexander Hulpke, Colorado State University: Algorithms for Matrix Groups.
  5. 10:25-10:50 Break
  6. 10:50-11:30 Peter Sin, University of Florida: Some Weyl modules for classical groups.
  7. 11:35-12:15 Robert Boltje, University of California Santa Cruz: Resolutions of Specht modules of symmetric groups and Hecke algebras.
  8. 12:15-2:00 Lunch
  9. 2:00-2:40 Alexander S. Kleshchev, University of Oregon: Reductions modulo p for Hecke algebras and symmetric groups.
  10. 2:45-3:15 Ryan Vinroot, College of William and Mary: Character degree sums and real representations of finite classical groups.
  11. 3:20-3:50 James P. Cossey, University of Akron: Cyclic defect groups in p-solvable groups.
  12. 3:50-4:10 Break
  13. 4:10-4:40 Alexander Ryba, City University of New York: Tensor decomposition of irreducible modules.
  14. 4:45-5:15 Hung N. Nguyen, Michigan State University: Rank 3 permutation modules for O(2n,2) acting on nonsingular points.
  15. 5:20-6:00 Alexandre Turull, University of Florida: t.b.a. Introduction to the Brauer-Clifford Group

On Saturday evening, interested participants will be going out to dinner in Tucson.