Algebra Research Group

Welcome to the pages of the Algebra group in the Mathematical Institute at Oxford. Here you will find information on our members, the seminars and other events we organise, news about us and the research networks we participate in. There are also lists of lecture courses related to our interests.

The research interests of the group span group theory, representation theory and algebraic aspects of geometry, among many other topics. For more detailed information on the people in our group and their individual research interests, please see our list of members.

If you are interested in undertaking graduate studies with us, please see the department's information for prospective graduate students. Post-doctoral positions and funding opportunities and faculty positions are listed on the Institute's vacancies page.

Details of the next scheduled seminar in each of the series we organise are listed below. For future events, please follow the link to each seminar's listings.

Algebra seminar

Kei Yuen Chan

The Harish-Chandra Lefschetz principle asserts representation theory for real groups, p-adic groups and automorphic forms should be placed on an equal footing. A particular example in this aspect is that Ciubotaru and Trapa constructed Arakawa-Suzuki type functors between category of Harish-Chandra modules and category of graded Hecke algebra modules, giving an explicit connection on the representation categories between p-adic and real sides. 

This talk plans to begin with comparing the representation theory between real and p-adic general linear groups, such as unitary and unipotent representations. Then I shall explain results in more details on the p-adic branching law from GL(n+1) to GL(n), including branching laws for Arthur type representations (one of the non-tempered Gan-Gross-Prasad conjectures). The analogous results and predictions on the real group side will also be discussed. Time permitting, I will explain a notion of left-right Bernstein-Zelevinsky derivatives and its applications on branching laws.

The join button will be published on the right (Above the view all button) 30 minutes before the seminar starts (login required).

Representation Theory seminar

There are no seminars currently scheduled for this series.

An archive of previous events is also available.