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2002 Fall Central Section Meeting
Madison, WI, October 1213, 2002
Meeting #980
Associate secretaries: Susan J Friedlander, AMS susan@math.northwestern.edu
Special Session on Characters and Representations of Finite Groups

Saturday October 12, 2002, 9:00 a.m.11:20 a.m.
Special Session on Characters and Representations of Finite Groups, I
Room B119, Van Vleck Hall Organizers: Martin Isaacs, University of Wisconsin, Madison isaacs@math.wisc.edu
Mark Lewis, Kent State University lewis@mcs.kent.edu

9:00 a.m.
Canonical bases of a small Hecke algebra.
J L Alperin*, University of Chicago
(9802008)

9:30 a.m.
Linear Limits of Simple Modules over Twisted Group Algebras.
Everett C. Dade*, University of Illinois
(98020188)

10:00 a.m.
More on the McKay conjecture.
Gabriel Navarro*, University of Valencia
(9802092)

10:30 a.m.
Systems of Character Isometries.
Harvey I. Blau*, Northern Illinois University
(98020162)

11:00 a.m.
Reduction theorems for Clifford classes.
Alexandre Turull*, University of Florida
(98020211)

Saturday October 12, 2002, 2:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Characters and Representations of Finite Groups, II
Room B119, Van Vleck Hall Organizers: Martin Isaacs, University of Wisconsin, Madison isaacs@math.wisc.edu
Mark Lewis, Kent State University lewis@mcs.kent.edu

2:00 p.m.
Maximal subgroups of classical groups and representation theory.
K Magaard*, Wayne State University
(98020167)

2:30 p.m.
Block theory, branching rules, and centralizer algebras.
Harald Ellers*, Northern Illinois University
John Murray, National University of Ireland, Maynooth
(98020279)

3:00 p.m.
Modular spin representations of symmetric and alternating groups that are irreducible over subgroups.
Alexander S. Kleshchev, University of Oregon
Pham Huu Tiep*, University of Florida
(9802095)

3:30 p.m.
Finite psubgroups of GL(p,C) and their automorphism groups.
Jeffrey Mark Riedl*, University of Akron
(98020164)

4:00 p.m.
An analogue of the Steinberg character for the general linear group over the integers modulo a prime power.
Peter S Campbell*, University of Alberta
(9802027)

4:30 p.m.
Weil representations of symplectic and unitary groups over finite local rings.
Gerald Cliff, University of Alberta
Roderick Gow, University College Dublin
David McNeilly, University of Alberta
Fernando Szechtman*, University of Waterloo
(9802055)

Sunday October 13, 2002, 8:30 a.m.11:20 a.m.
Special Session on Characters and Representations of Finite Groups, III
Room B119, Van Vleck Hall Organizers: Martin Isaacs, University of Wisconsin, Madison isaacs@math.wisc.edu
Mark Lewis, Kent State University lewis@mcs.kent.edu

8:30 a.m.
Applications of algebraic group methods to finite pgroups.
George Glauberman*, University of Chicago
(9802018)

9:00 a.m.
Recent Progress on the k(GV) Problem.
David H. Gluck*, Wayne State University
Kay Magaard, Wayne State University
(9802070)

9:30 a.m.
Product of characters and derived length.
Edith AdanBante*, UIUC
(9802057)

10:00 a.m.
On the number of conjugacy classes of zeros of characters.
Alexander Moret\'o, Mathematics Department, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Josu Sangroniz*, Departamento de Matem\'aticas, Universidad del Pa\'\i s Vasco, Bilbao, Spain
(98020133)

10:30 a.m.
On the Existence and Uniqueness of Thompson's Sporadic Simple Group.
Michael Weller*, Institute for Experimental Mathematics, University of Essen, Germany
(98020114)

11:00 a.m.
Dimensions of Gsets, sharp characters and the Burnside ring.
Kenneth W Johnson*, Penn State University, Abington College
Eirini Poimenidou, New College, Sarasota
(98020210)

Sunday October 13, 2002, 3:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Characters and Representations of Finite Groups, IV
Room B119, Van Vleck Hall Organizers: Martin Isaacs, University of Wisconsin, Madison isaacs@math.wisc.edu
Mark Lewis, Kent State University lewis@mcs.kent.edu

3:00 p.m.
Divisibility and character degrees of solvable groups.
Alex Moreto, Universidad del Pais Vasco
Thomas R Wolf*, Ohio University
(98020289)

3:30 p.m.
Nondivisibility among character degrees.
Mark L Lewis, Kent State University
Alexander Moreto*, University of Wisonsin, Madison
(98020158)

4:00 p.m.
Bounding graph diameters of solvable groups.
John K. McVey*, Clarion University of Pennsylvania
(9802051)

4:30 p.m.
Solvable Groups Satisfying The TwoPrime Hypothesis.
James E. Hamblin*, Shippensburg University
(98020136)

5:00 p.m.
Derived length and character degrees of some $p$groups.
Thomas Michael Keller*, Southwest Texas State University
Dustin Ragan, Trinity University
Geoffrey T. Tims, Drake University
(9802086)

5:30 p.m.
A family of polynomials related to generic degrees.
Dean Alvis*, Indiana University South Bend
(98020132)
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