# 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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### Can we use formal groups to recover Lie-theoretic representation theory in characteristic p?

In differential geometry, Lie's theorems allow us to integrate any Lie algebra representation to a Lie group representation. The algebraic version of this is more complicated (and I'm not terribly ...
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### Examples of a group $G$ and an $F$-representation $V$ where $\cup:H^1(G,F)\otimes H^1(G,V)\to H^2(G,V)$ is injective

Let $G$ be a group and $F$ a field. I am particularly interested in the case where $G$ is a uniform lattice in a Lie group and $F=\mathbb{F}_2$, or in finite groups $G$ where $\operatorname{char} F$ ...
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### Representation theory of $\text{SL}(2,\mathbb{Z})$

The group $\text{SL}(2,\mathbb{Z})$ is the group of two-by-two matrices with integer entries and determinant one. This is a very simple definition. Yet its representation theory seems quite wild to me ...
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### What do the indecomposable objects of the homotopy category of chain complexes look like?

I am trying to understand indecomposable objects in the homotopy category of chain complexes. Let $\mathcal{A}$ be an abelian category. Denote by $C(\mathcal{A})$ the category whose objects are chain ...
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### Indecomposable objects in iterated functor categories

Let $\mathcal{O}$ be a DVR with a uniformizer $\pi$ and a finite quotient field $\mathbb{F}_q=\mathcal{O}/\pi$. Write $\mathcal{O}_r = \mathcal{O}/(\pi^r)$. Fix now an integer $r\geq 2$. We define ...
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### Representation theory of Kac-Moody algebras in positive characteristic

I have been trying to learn about the representation theory of Kac-Moody algebras in positive characteristic. However, my usual reference for the subject (Infinite dimensional Lie algebras by Kac) ...
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### Reference on the Chern-Simons theory and WZW models for mathematicians

I would like to ask if there are any beginner friendly references for learning CS theory and WZW models. It seems that most mathematical texts on the subjects begin with convenient definitions that ...
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### Reference for fact about reduction mod $p$ of a representation of a finite group

Let $G$ be a finite group, let $M$ be a $\mathbb{Z}[G]$-module whose underlying abelian group is finite-rank free abelian, and let $\mathbb{F}$ be a field of characteristic $0$. For some prime $p$ ...
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### Field of definition for isomorphism classes of modular representations

Let $G$ be a finite group, and let $\sigma: G \to GL_n(k)$ be a (not necessarily irreducible) representation defined over an algebraically closed field $k$ of characteristic $p$. Let $\sigma^{(m)}$ ...
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### Endomorphism ring of trivial source modules for abelian p-groups

Bernhard Böhmler  (who is also on MO) and myself had the following idea: Let $G$ be a finite group and $k$ a field of characteristic $p$ (algebraically closed when it is needed) such that $p$ divides ...
Let $A$ be a discrete valuation ring with perfect residue field $k$ of characteristic $p$ and field of fractions $K$ of characteristic $0$. Let $G$ and $H$ be two finite groups and assume that $K$ is ...