Jan Saxl Memorial Day: On a result of Rodgers and Saxl

Speaker(s) Nick Gill The Open University
Date 22 July 2022 – 10:40 to 11:10
Venue Centre for Mathematical Sciences
Session Title Jan Saxl Memorial Day: On a result of Rodgers and Saxl
Event [GRA2] Groups, representations and applications: new perspectives
Abstract

In 2003, Jan, together with Rodgers, published a beautiful result that gave a sufficient condition for a set of conjugacy classes of $SL_n(q)$ to have product equal to $SL_n(q)$. This result inspired Pyber, Szabo and myself to try and prove a variant of the Rodgers-Saxl result that applied to all groups of Lie type. I will describe this work.

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