1. CMB Online first
 Jantzen, Jens Carsten

Maximal Weight Composition Factors for Weyl Modules
Fix an irreducible (finite) root system $R$ and a choice
of positive roots. For any algebraically closed field $k$ consider the almost simple, simply connected algebraic group $G_k$ over $k$ with root system $k$. One associates to any dominant weight $\lambda$ for $R$ two $G_k$modules with highest weight $\lambda$, the
Weyl module $V (\lambda)_k$ and its simple quotient $L (\lambda)_k$.
Let $\lambda$ and $\mu$ be dominant weights with $\mu \lt \lambda$ such
that
$\mu$ is maximal with this property. Garibaldi, Guralnick, and
Nakano
have asked under which condition there exists $k$ such that $L
(\mu)_k$
is a composition factor of $V (\lambda)_k$, and they exhibit an
example
in type $E_8$ where this is not the case. The purpose of this
paper
is to to show that their example is the only one. It contains
two proofs
for this fact, one that uses a classification of the possible
pairs $(\lambda, \mu)$,
and another one that relies only on the classification
of root systems.
Keywords:algebraic groups, represention theory Categories:20G05, 20C20 

2. CMB Online first
 Carlson, Jon F.; Chebolu, Sunil K.; Mináč, Ján

Ghosts and strong ghosts in the stable category
Suppose that $G$ is a finite group and $k$ is a field of characteristic
$p\gt 0$. A ghost map is a map in the stable category of
finitely generated $kG$modules which induces the zero map
in Tate cohomology in all degrees. In an earlier paper we showed
that the
thick subcategory generated by the trivial module
has no nonzero ghost maps if and only if
the Sylow $p$subgroup of $G$ is cyclic of order 2 or 3.
In this paper we introduce and study variations of ghost
maps.
In particular, we consider the behavior of ghost maps under
restriction
and induction functors. We find all groups satisfying a strong
form
of Freyd's generating hypothesis and show that ghosts can
be detected on a finite range of degrees of Tate cohomology.
We also
consider maps which mimic ghosts in high degrees.
Keywords:Tate cohomology, ghost maps, stable module category, almost split sequence, periodic cohomology Categories:20C20, 20J06, 55P42 

3. CMB 2011 (vol 55 pp. 48)
 Chebolu, Sunil K.; Christensen, J. Daniel; Mináč, Ján

Freyd's Generating Hypothesis for Groups with Periodic Cohomology
Let $G$ be a finite group, and let $k$ be a field whose characteristic $p$
divides
the order of $G$.
Freyd's generating hypothesis for the stable module category of
$G$ is the statement that a map between finitedimensional
$kG$modules in the thick subcategory generated by $k$ factors through a
projective if the induced map on Tate cohomology is trivial. We show that if
$G$
has periodic cohomology, then the generating hypothesis holds if and only if
the Sylow
$p$subgroup of $G$ is $C_2$ or $C_3$. We also give some other conditions
that are equivalent to the GH
for groups with periodic cohomology.
Keywords:Tate cohomology, generating hypothesis, stable module category, ghost map, principal block, thick subcategory, periodic cohomology Categories:20C20, 20J06, 55P42 

4. CMB 2011 (vol 55 pp. 38)
 Butske, William

Endomorphisms of Two Dimensional Jacobians and Related Finite Algebras
Zarhin proves that if $C$ is the curve $y^2=f(x)$ where
$\textrm{Gal}_{\mathbb{Q}}(f(x))=S_n$ or $A_n$, then
${\textrm{End}}_{\overline{\mathbb{Q}}}(J)=\mathbb{Z}$. In seeking to examine his
result in the genus $g=2$ case supposing other Galois groups, we
calculate
$\textrm{End}_{\overline{\mathbb{Q}}}(J)\otimes_{\mathbb{Z}} \mathbb{F}_2$
for a genus $2$ curve where $f(x)$ is irreducible.
In particular, we show that unless the Galois group is $S_5$ or
$A_5$, the Galois group does not determine ${\textrm{End}}_{\overline{\mathbb{Q}}}(J)$.
Categories:11G10, 20C20 

5. CMB 2006 (vol 49 pp. 285)
 Riedl, Jeffrey M.

Orbits and Stabilizers for Solvable Linear Groups
We extend a result of Noritzsch,
which describes the orbit sizes in the action of a
Frobenius group $G$ on a finite vector space $V$ under
certain conditions, to a more general class of finite
solvable groups $G$.
This result has applications in computing
irreducible character degrees of finite groups.
Another application, proved here, is a result
concerning the structure of certain groups with
few complex irreducible character degrees.
Categories:20B99, 20C15, 20C20 

6. CMB 2006 (vol 49 pp. 96)
 Külshammer, Burkhard

Roots of Simple Modules
We introduce roots of indecomposable modules over group algebras of finite groups,
and we investigate some of their properties. This allows us to correct an error
in Landrock's book which has to do with roots of simple modules.
Categories:20C20, 20C05 

7. CMB 2000 (vol 43 pp. 79)