SPEAKER: Pham Huu Tiep

TITLE: Brauer height zero conjecture for 2-blocks of maximal defect

ABSTRACT Brauer's height zero conjecture is one of the main conjectures in the modular representation theory of finite groups, and so far it has been established only for some special classes of finite groups. In this talk we will discuss the recent proof of it for the 2-blocks of maximal defect of arbitrary finite groups. This is joint work with G. Navarro.