Milnorian and non-Milnorian Representations
by Prof. Ilia Smilga (Yale University)
at IHES ( Amphithéâtre Léon Motchane )
In 1977, Milnor formulated the following conjecture: every discrete group of affine transformations acting properly on the affine space is virtually solvable. We now know that this statement is false; the current goal is to gain a better understanding of the counterexamples to this conjecture. Every group that violates this conjecture "lives" in a certain algebraic affine group, which can be specified by giving a linear group and a representation thereof. Representations that give rise to counterexamples are said to be non-Milnorian. We will talk about the progress made so far towards classification of these non-Milnorian representations.
|Organisé par||Fanny Kassel|