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2012 Spring Western Section Meeting
University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI
March 34, 2012 (Saturday  Sunday)
Meeting #1078
Associate secretaries:
Michel L Lapidus, AMS lapidus@math.ucr.edu, lapidus@mathserv.ucr.edu
Special Session on Linear and Permutation Representations

Saturday March 3, 2012, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Linear and Permutation Representations, I
Room 104, Webster Hall
Organizers:
Robert Guralnick, University of Southern California guralnic@usc.edu
Pham Huu Tiep, University of Arizona tiep@math.arizona.edu

8:30 a.m.
Tightly embedded subsystems of fusion systems.
Michael Aschbacher*, Caltech
(107820116)

9:00 a.m.
Groups whose real irreducible characters have degrees coprime to $p$.
I. M. Isaacs*, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Gabriel Navarro, University of Valencia, Spain
(107820107)

9:30 a.m.
Crosscharacteristic representations of $Sp_6(q)$, $q$ even, and their restrictions to maximal subgroups.
Amanda A. Schaeffer Fry*, University of Arizona
(10782036)

10:00 a.m.
Random walk on irreducible representations of finite groups.
Jason E Fulman*, University of Southern California
(10782029)

10:30 a.m.
When least is best.
Persi Diaconis*, Department of Statistics, Stanford University
(10782033)

Saturday March 3, 2012, 3:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
Special Session on Linear and Permutation Representations, II
Room 104, Webster Hall
Organizers:
Robert Guralnick, University of Southern California guralnic@usc.edu
Pham Huu Tiep, University of Arizona tiep@math.arizona.edu

3:15 p.m.
Unipotent centralizers in algebraic groups.
Gary M. Seitz*, University of Oregon
(10782026)

3:45 p.m.
Irreducibly acting subgroups of classical algebraic groups.
Timothy C. Burness, University of Southampton
Soumaia Ghandour, Universite Libanaise
Claude Marion, Hebrew University
Donna M. Testerman*, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
(107820137)

4:15 p.m.
Tensor products of cross characteristic representations of classical groups.
Kay Magaard*, University of Birmingham
Gerhard Roehrle, Ruhr Universitaet Bochum
Donna Testerman, Ecole Polytechnique Federal de Lausanne
(10782031)

4:45 p.m.
Nontrivial homology of coset posets of finite groups.
John Shareshian*, Washington University
Russ Woodroofe, Washington University
(107820285)

5:15 p.m.
Rewritable groups.
M I Elashiry, Department of Mathematics, University of Fayoum, Fayoum, Egypt
D S Passman*, Department of Mathematics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
(107820119)

5:45 p.m.
News on endotrivial modules.
Jon F Carlson*, University of Georgia
(107820180)

Sunday March 4, 2012, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Linear and Permutation Representations, III
Room 104, Webster Hall
Organizers:
Robert Guralnick, University of Southern California guralnic@usc.edu
Pham Huu Tiep, University of Arizona tiep@math.arizona.edu

8:30 a.m.
Graded representations of GL(n,q).
Bhama Srinivasan*, University of Illinois at Chicago
(10782091)

9:00 a.m.
Characterizing quasisimple groups by the degrees of their irreducible representations.
Hung Ngoc Nguyen*, The University of Akron
Hung P. TongViet, NorthWest University
Thomas P. Wakefield, Youngstown State University
(107820152)

9:30 a.m.
Semisimple symplectic characters of finite unitary groups.
Bhama Srinivasan, University of Illinois at Chicago
C. Ryan Vinroot*, College of William and Mary
(107820199)

10:00 a.m.
Square character degree graphs yield direct products.
Mark L. Lewis*, Kent State University
Qingyun Meng, Henan University of Technology
(10782028)

10:30 a.m.
On primitive Gelfand pairs.
Jan Saxl*, DPMMS, University of Cambridge
(107820361)
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