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Penn Mathematics Colloquium

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 - 3:45pm

Michael Larsen

Indiana University and IAS


University of Pennsylvania


The absolute value of any character value of a finite group is bounded above by the degree of the character.  There has been a concerted effort to find stronger bounds, with an eye to applications in probability theory and algebraic group theory.  I will talk about recent work on character bounds for finite simple groups and say something about typical applications.