
Serina Hu Title: The Frobenius determinant theorem and the beginnings of representation theory
Tue, March 26, 6pm  7pm, Science Center 507.
Abstract: Representation theory arose essentially independently from several mathematicians at the
turn of the 20th century, including Ferdinand Frobenius. In this talk, we will explore
Frobenius' tackling of the factoring of the group determinant and see how character
theory and representation theory emerged from his solution; we will then use some
modern representation theory to prove his determinant theorem. Basic knowledge of
the representation theory of finite groups is helpful, but not necessary.
