Blog on maximal tori

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One of our lecturers, Nick Gill, has just written an interesting blog post on Maximal tori of groups of Lie type. If you fancy reading it click here. 

The blog is related to Nick's research in finite simple groups -- a number of families of the finite simple groups are "of Lie type". In order to understand these groups properly, one needs to use the theory of linear algebraic groups -- this combines algebra (group theory) and algebraic geometry.