"Geometry and Analysis on Groups" Research Seminar

Time: , 15:00–17:00
Location: Seminarraum 9, Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1, 2.Stock
Title: The restricted Burnside problem and the refined Frobenius conjecture.
Speaker: Wolfgang Alexander Moens, Universität Wien.

Two famous problems about finite groups were solved by showing that the corresponding infinitesimal Lie rings are nilpotent (of a certain class).

We first introduce the two problems, and we then sketch the ideas that go into the proofs (e.g.: the linearity of groups, fix-points of automorphisms, the classification of the finite simple groups, and the factorisation of circulant determinants).

This is a colloquium-style talk intended for a general audience.