Event Type:

Department Colloquium

Date/Time:

Monday, May 8, 2017 - 16:00 to 17:00

Location:

Kidder 350

Guest Speaker:

Institution:

The University of Portland

Abstract:

A contemporary adaption of Riemann's Existence Theorem provides a computational group theoretical way to determine the different ways in which a finite group *G* can act faithfully and topologically on a compact Riemann surface *S* of genus *σ≥2*. Unfortunately, for large *σ* and for structurally complex *G*, these computations become increasingly more complicated, and current complete results are very limited. In this talk, we consider how well we can describe group actions before the need to utilize the tricky group theory.

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