Computing characters of a group using characters of factor Groups: preliminary results.

Vahid Dabbaghian, CECM, SFU.

Friday February 10th, 2006, in K9509 at 10:30am.

Abstract: In this talk, we report some preliminary results on computing
characters of a finite group G using characters of a factor group G/S where
S is a solvable subgroup. In particular we talk about the possibility of
computing characters of the group GL(n,Z/p^mZ) using characters of the
general linear group GL(n,p). As a main result we show how the problem can
be reduced to the case that S is a central subgroup of order p.