18 February 2014

17:00

Chris Parker

Abstract

In this talk, I will explain part of the programme of Gorenstein, Lyons
and Solomon (GLS) to provide a new proof of the CFSG. I will focus on
the difference between the initial notion of groups of characteristic
$2$-type (groups like Lie type groups of characteristic $2$) and the GLS
notion of groups of even type. I will then discuss work in progress
with Capdeboscq to study groups of even type and small $2$-local odd
rank. As a byproduct of the discussion, a picture of the structure of a
finite simple group of even type will emerge.