# Questions tagged [modular-representation-theory]

For questions about modular representation theory, the study of representations over a field of positive characteristic.

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Let $G$ be a finite group over an algebraically closed field $\Bbbk$ of characteristic $p>0$. Let $b$ be a block of $G$. Then the a defect subgroup $D$ of $b$ is one for which every module in $b$ ...
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### How does one compute the group action of the automorphism group on integral cohomology?

Suppose I have a curve $X$ (for concreteness, we can take $X$ to be a smooth, projective curve over a finite field $\mathbb F_q$, and even more concretely consider the family of curves described by ...
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### Is there a way to find the eigenvalues of a matrix using character table?

I am studying applications of representation theory. I want to know if there is a procedure to find the eigenvalues and eigenvectors of a matrix using the character table of the Group acting on its ...
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### What goes wrong with the Brauer construction for a module over a complete DVR?

Let $G$ be a finite group, $\mathcal{O}$ a complete discrete valuation ring, and $F$ the residue field. The Brauer construction for a fintely-generated $\mathcal{O}G$-module $M$ with respect to a $p$-...
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### Exact structures on representations of a finite group

For simplicity assume $G$ is a (finite) $p$-group, and $k$ is field of characteristic $p$, so that there exists a unique simple $kG$-module the trivial module $k$. I am looking for a class of short ...
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### Congruences between Eisenstein series and cusp forms

Let $k\geq 4$ be an even integer. Let $p>k$ be a prime such that $p\mid B_k$, the $k$th Bernoulli number. Then there is a primitive cusp form $f=\sum_{n\geq1}c(n, f)q^n$ of weight $k$ and level $1$ ...
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### Do you know a survey of modular Lie algebras and its representations?

When I was an university student, I liked reading some books about the representation theory of finite groups or Lie algebras and I was interested in explicit constructions of irreducible ...
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### Fixed points of a linear abelian p-group in characteristic p

Let $V=\bigoplus_{n\geq1}\mathbb F_{p}\cdot e_{n}$ be an $\mathbb F_{p}$-vector space of countable dimension, and write $V_{n}=\operatorname{Vect}(e_{1},\dotsc,e_{n})$. Let $G$ be a (possibly infinite)...
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### Using the mapping cone to show that a chain map defines a stable equivalence between two symmetric algebras

This question is about an argument in the proof of Theorem 9.8.8 in Linckelmanns Block Theory of Finite Group Algebras. I need to understand the argument in order to do something similar in my ...
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### Modular invariants of special linear groups acting on exterior powers

In general it can be very difficult to compute the invariants of a group acting on a module which is not a vector space over an infinite field. I am interested in the following example, motivated by ...
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### Context for Wiles defect criterion and patching

This is not a homework or a project question, just me trying to get acquainted to the subject: I am an MSc student who recently came across the Wiles defect numerical criterion (see, for example, ...
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### When is the group algebra a product of local rings up to Morita equivalence?

Let $KG$ be the group algebra of a finite group $G$ over a field of characteristic $p$. Question 1: Is there a characterisation when $KG$ is Morita equivalent to a product of local rings? This ...
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### Pure, residual, 2-dimensional, semisimple $G_{\mathbb{Q}}$ representations

Let $G_{\mathbb{Q}}$ be the absolute Galois group of the rationals. I want to know how many isomorphism classes of 2-dimensional, irreducible, pure Galois representations are there over a finite field ...
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### How to compute the character of the Steinberg module for the group $\mathrm{SL}_n$ over a field of characteristic $p$?

It is known that the Steinberg representation $V$ of the group $\mathrm{SL}_n$ over a field $k$ of characteristic $p$ (maybe one needs to assume that $k$ is perfect, I am not sure) is the irreducible ...
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### Characters of simple $\mathfrak{sl}_n$-modules in positive characteristic with subregular nilpotent central character

Consider representations of $\mathfrak{sl}_n$ in positive characteristic with a subregular nilpotent central character $\chi$ (i.e. $\chi$ is a nilpotent matrix whose Jordan normal form has two blocks ...
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### An analog of a BGG resolution in subregular case in positive characteristic

Consider representations of $\mathfrak{sl}_n$ in positive characteristic with a subregular nilpotent central character $\chi$. For every regular weight $\lambda$ of $\mathfrak{sl}_n$, we have the ...
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### Dual Coxeter numbers, Langlands dual groups, black holes and twisted compactification of 6d (2,0) A D E theories on a circle

A 6-dimensional (2,0) superconformal quantum field theory comes in Lie algebra A, D, E types. These theories do not have classical Lagrangian and are purely quantum.These theories on a torus ...
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### Frobenius kernel by Greenberg functor

I was not able to find much on representation theory (with a geometric perspective) of algebraic groups over local artinian rings. In particular, studying on the classic book of Jantzen, I was asking ...
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### Ext groups of tensor products of Specht modules

$\newcommand{\sym}{\mathfrak{S}}$ $\DeclareMathOperator{\Ext}{Ext}$ Let $k$ be a field of characteristic $p > 0$ and $a < p \leq b$ so that the $k\sym_a$-modules are semisimple but $k\sym_b$-...
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### Reference for the action of the Mullineux involution on a partition with an added good node

Could you help me to locate a reference in the literature to the following fact: if you act by the Mullineux involution $M$ on a partition $Q$ which is a union of a regular partition $P$ with an added ...
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### What is the largest subcategory $C$ of a module category over an Artin algebra, such that $C$ is Krull-Schmidt (and abelian)? Does $C$ exist?

Let $A$ be an Artin algebra, $\text{Mod}\,A$ the category of $A$-modules and $\text{mod}\,A$ the category of finitely generated $A$-modules. It is well-known that $\text{mod}\,A$ is a Krull-Schmidt ...
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### Is there a roadmap to learning representation theory of finite group over finite field?

I've been wanted to learn some basic theories of the (non-semisimple) representation of the finite group over a finite field. I have been guessing that the materials might be contained in the books on ...
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### Is it possible for the reduction modulo $p$ of an non-commutative semisimple algebra to be commutative?

Suppose that $I, X_1, \ldots, X_{d-1}$ are $n \times n$ matrices with integer entries whose $\mathbb{Z}$-span is a subalgebra of $\mathrm{Mat}_n(\mathbb{Z})$. Suppose that, thought of as a subalgebra ...
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### Upper bound on decomposition numbers for the symmetric group in a block of weight $w$
The $p$-blocks of the symmetric group $S_n$ are labelled by pairs $(\gamma, w)$ where $\gamma$ is a $p$-core partition, $w \in \mathbb{N}_0$ is the weight of the block, and $|\gamma| + p w = n$. ...