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Title: On a conjecture of Tits and Weiss
Speaker: Prof. Maneesh Thakur, ISI, Delhi
Date: 20 March 2009
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Venue: Lecture Hall - I, Dept. of Mathematics

Tits and Weiss in their book Moufang Polygons have conjectured that the groups of rational points of certain forms of E_6 are generated by some inner transformations. These groups occur as groups of similitudes of certain cubic forms in 27 variables. We will explain this conjecture and report on some results and reductions towards a positive answer.

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