Where the tame tori are

Thursday, April 11, 2024 - 12:00 to 13:00
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Stephen DeBacker
University of Michigan

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For any field k and any reductive group G defined over k, the rational classes of maximal k-tori in G can be classified via Galois cohomology. While often useful, this classification doesn’t provide much information about what the maximal k-tori look like. In the 1950s Borel, Harish-Chandra, Kostant, and Sugiura gave a concrete description of what the rational maximal tori look like for real Lie groups.  In this talk we will present a way to classify, via Bruhat-Tits theory, the rational conjugacy classes of maximal tame rational tori in a p-adic Lie group.

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