**"****The Gluing Problem
in the Fusion Systems of the Symmetric Groups****"**

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** Abstract:** A solution to Linckelmann's
gluing problem in fusion systems of blocks, gives rise to an alternative
formulation of Alperin's weight conjecture which is
one of the longest standing open problems in modular representation theory. In
this talk I will describe Linckelmann's gluing problem, and its solution in fusion systems isomorphic to
those of the symmetric groups by connecting the problem to a question in equivariant cohomology.

**Date: ****Wednesday, May 15, 2013**

**Time: ****15.40 – 16:30 **

**Place: ****Mathematics Seminar Room,
SA-141**

Tea and cookies will be served after the
seminar.