Workshop on Lie algebras, finite groups, and finite fields (and other things as well...)

Trento, June 3-4, 2013


Well, the intended goal for this rather eclectic workshop is to share some ideas and research themes of the former participants to the PRIN 2008, "Pro-p-groups and Lie algebras, finite groups, representations" (of which we acknowledge financial support) together with a few external colleagues of my personal choice ;-)
There should be plenty of time for discussions, hopefully encouraged by the sparse schedule, and my greatest hope is that they might foster some future collaborations between people from not quite the same background.
The intentional small number of participants should also make for a more informal atmosphere than on other occasions.
Sandro (Mattarei)


All talks will take place in room 108 at Polo Ferrari.
A laptop and projector will be available for presentations (please bring your pdf file on a USB stick or, alternatively, send a copy to me in advance), and of course an old-fashioned-but-still-perfectly-functional blackboard.

Monday, June 3, 2013
9:30-10:20 Willem de Graaf (Trento): Computing orbit closures of linear algebraic groups
10:30-11:00 COFFEE
11:00-11:50 Roberto Tauraso (Roma): Analogies between identities for Multiple Zeta Values and congruences for Multiple Harmonic Sums (slides)
11:50-12:30 Claudio Scarbolo (Trento): Graded Lie algebras of maximal class (slides)
14:30-15:10 Paolo Faccin (Trento): TBA
15:10-16:00 Marina Avitabile (Milano): Laguerre polynomials of derivations (slides)
16:00-16:40 COFFEE
16:40-17:30 discussion time
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
9:30-10:20 Carlo Scoppola/Norberto Gavioli (L'Aquila): Pro-p groups of finite virtual length (slides)
10:30-11:00 COFFEE
11:00-11:40 Claudio Paolo Zuccari (L'Aquila): Regular character degree graphs of solvable groups
11:40-12:30 Bence Csajbók (Potenza/Budapest): Inverses of the elements of a linear subspace and related problems (slides)
14:30-15:10 Marco Pizzato (Trento): A generalization of self-reciprocal polynomials (slides)
15:10-16:00 Simone Ugolini (Trento/Bolzano): On the dynamics of the map x → x+1/x over finite fields of characteristic 2, 3, 5, and beyond (slides)
16:00-16:30 COFFEE
16:40-17:30 discussion time