Actions of p-local finite groups and maps between their classifying spaces

Assaf Libman (University of Aberdeen)

Monday 13th October, 2008 16:00-17:00 Mathematics Building, room 214


$p$-local finite groups are combinatorial models for $p$-completed classifying spaces of finite groups. Albeit not groups in their own right, one wishes to develop a theory that would parallel the theory of actions of (honest, not "$p$-local") groups on sets. We present two approaches - a homotopy theoretic and a combinatorial one. Using the first approach we obtain some results on maps between the classifying spaces of $p$-local finite groups.

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