Isocategorical groups and their Weil representations


wo groups are called isocategorical over a field $ k$ if their respective categories of $ k$-linear representations are monoidally equivalent. We classify isocategorical groups over arbitrary fields, extending the earlier classification of Etingof-Gelaki and Davydov for algebraically closed fields. In order to construct concrete examples of isocategorical groups a new variant of the Weil representation associated to isocategorical groups is defined. We construct examples of non-isomorphic isocategorical groups over any field of characteristic different from two and rational Weil representations associated to symplectic spaces over finite fields of characteristic two.

Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 369 (2017), no. 11, 7935–7960
César Galindo
Associate Professor of Mathematics

My research interests include representation theory, category theory and their applications to Mathematical-Physics.