Maximal subgroups of exceptional groups of Lie type and morphisms of algebraic groups

4 March 2014
Dr David Craven
The maximal subgroups of the exceptional groups of Lie type have been studied for many years, and have many applications, for example in permutation group theory and in generation of finite groups. In this talk I will survey what is currently known about the maximal subgroups of exceptional groups, and our recent work on this topic. We explore the connection with extending morphisms from finite groups to algebraic groups.