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Pure Maths Colloquium: Maximal subalgebras of modular Lie algebras

Presented by David Stewart , Newcastle

20 February 2017 16:00 in CM221

The question of classifying maximal subalgebras of Lie algebras goes all the way back to papers of Sophus Lie himself in the 1890s and has a long history from Dynkin onwards. We report on the latest developments in classifying the maximal subalgebras of Lie algebras of simple algebraic groups over algebraically closed fields of positive characteristic, a reasonable task thanks to the Premet-Strade classification of simple Lie modular algebras in characteristics at least 5. This is joint work with Sasha Premet.

Contact anna.felikson@durham.ac.uk for more information