**Date & Time:** Friday, September 7, 2012, 15:00-16:00.

**Venue:** Room No. 216 (Mathematics Dept. 2nd Floor)

**Title:**Strongly Real Classes in finite Unitary groups

**Speaker:** Prof. Anupam Kumar Singh,
IISER Pune

**Abstract:**As oppose to GL_n(F_q) where all real conjugacy classes are
strongly real, it is not quite so for U_n(F_q). Gow and Vinroot looked
at this from representation theory point of view. In this talk we will
classify real and strongly real classes in the finite unitary group
U_n(F_q). This is work in progress jointly with Zack Gates and Ryan Vinroot.