**Department of Mathematics**

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**ALGEBRA SEMINAR**

**“****Symmetric powers and modular invariants**

**of elementary abelian p-groups”**

By

**JONATHAN ELMER**

(MiddleSex University)

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**Abstract:**** **In the 1970's, Almkvist and Fossum discovered formulae which describe the indecomposable summands of arbitrary symmetric powers of modular representations of cyclic groups of order p. We will show how (in spite of the wildness of the representation type) these formulae can be generalised to elementary abelian p-groups. We will also give some applications to invariant theory.

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**Date: ****Thursday, September 22, 2017**

**Time: ****15.40-16.30**

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

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**All are most cordially invited.**

Tea and cookies: after the seminar

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