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Speaker:

Michael Larsen
Affiliation:

Bloomington
Date:

Wed, 2014-06-11 17:00 - 18:00 Jordan's theorem on finite subgroups of $GL_n(C)$ asserts that each such group is contained in an algebraic subgroup of $GL_n$ which is toral-by-finite and of bounded complexity. As such, it exemplifies the idea of trying to relate various kinds of linear groups to linear algebraic "envelopes" of some kind. I will discuss some variations on this theme.

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