Questions about the group of automorphisms of any mathematical object $X$ endowed with a given structure, i.e the group of all bijective maps from $X$ to itself preserving this structure, and hence helping study it further and understand it better.

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finite orbits of transformations of the rational function field

Let $K : = k(x_1, x_2, \cdots, x_t)$ be the rational function field and consider the transformation $\tau$ of $K$ defined by $u \mapsto \frac{\alpha(u) + b}{a}$, where $a \ne 0 , b \in k$ and $\alpha$ ...
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fixed points of an affine polynomial automorphism

Let $K:- k[x_1, x_2, \cdots, x_n]$ be the polynomial ring over a field $k$. Let $a_i, b_i \in K$ where $a_i \ne 0$. Consider the automorphism $\alpha$ of $K$ defined by $x_i \mapsto a_ix_i + b_i$. ...
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Automorphisms of partitions [closed]

I would like to know whether the notion of automorphism of the set of partitions of a positive integer $n$ has been considered so far or not. To make things clearer, I say that a partition of $n$ in ...
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Authomorphisms of factoralgebra A_5 over its center in characteristic 2

Let L be classical Lie algebra of type A_5 over field of characteristic 2, M - factoralgebra L/Z(L) where Z(L) - center of L. What about group of automorphisms of M? Does anybody know answer or at ...
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Frobenius Groups of Automorphisms

Recently, I am looking different papers on the topic $$\mbox{Frobenius groups of automorphisms of a group.}$$ But I am familiar with Frobenius groups only; not with their (faithful) actions on groups. ...
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On group of automorphisms of direct product of nonabelian finite groups [closed]

Let $A, B$ be finite nonabelian groups such that $(|A|, |B|) = 1$. Is $\operatorname{Aut}(A\times B) = \operatorname{Aut}(A)\times\operatorname{Aut}(B)$?
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Automorphism group of a variety

Suppose $X$ is a (quasi-projective) variety over a field $k$, and let $\mathbb{P}^n(k)$ be the ambient projective space. When can one decide that the automorphism group of $X$ is induced by a ...
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Dessins d'enfants and absolute Galois group

I would like to know what is the recent progress about the group homomorphism $$ \mathrm{Gal}(\overline{\mathbf{Q}}/\mathbf{Q})\rightarrow \mathrm{Out}(\hat{F_{2}})$$ ...
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Automorphism group of a free product

Suppose that $G$ and $H$ are groups (not isomorphic) and $G\ast H$ the free product. Let $Aut(G)$, $Aut(H)$ be the automorphism groups of $G$ and $H$. What is $Aut(G\ast H)$ ?
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Automorphisms and infinitesimal deformations of a smooth complete intersection

Let $X\subset\mathbb{P}^{n+c}$ be a smooth complete intersection of dimension $n$. Is it known when $Aut(X)$ is finite ? Does there exist a formula for the dimension of the tangent space to the ...
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Automorphisms of curves in positive characteristic

It is well known that over an algebraically closed field of characteristic zero a general curve (for an open subset of $M_g$) of genus $g\geq 3$ is automorphism-free. Is this result still true over ...
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Simple Graphs and Automorphisms of the Hypercube

Consider the set $\mathcal{G}_v$ of all finite simple graphs on a given set of $v$ vertices. Let $m={v\choose 2}$ for sake of notation. Given an identification of $\{1,\dots,m\}$ with the set of ...
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Finite orbits on an elliptic curve with two generic involutions

Let $C$ be a (very) general genus 1 curve embedded in $\mathbb{CP}^1\times \mathbb{CP}^1$ as a (2,2)-divisor. Each projection defines $C$ as a double cover of $\mathbb{CP}^1$ and induces an ...
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Examples of a topological semidirect product

Let $G$ be a compact topological group, and $\operatorname{Aut}(G)$ the group of autohomeomorphisms of $G$. I have proved some (topological) results about the holomorph $G\leftthreetimes ...
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Automorphism group of the affine groups AGL(n,q), ASL(n,q)

I have a question. The automorphism group of the linear groups $GL(n,q)$, the group of linear transformations of $V = \mathbb{F}_q^n$, and $SL(n,q)$, the subgroup of $GL(n,q)$ consisting of elements ...
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GIT quotients and automorphisms

Let $X$ be a smooth projective variety. Then we have an exact sequence: $$0\mapsto Aut^{o}(X)\rightarrow Aut(X)\rightarrow H\mapsto 0$$ where $Aut^{o}(X)$ and $H$ are respectively the connected ...
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Are automorphism groups of polarized varieties of finite type

It is "well-known" that the stack of polarized varieties is an algebraic stack with quasi-compact and separated diagonal. In particular, if $(X,L)$ and $(Y,M)$ are polarized schemes over a scheme ...
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Automorphisms of del Pezzo surfaces

Let $S$ be a del Pezzo surface of degree six over $\mathbb{C}$. Then $S$ is the blow-up of $\mathbb{P}^2$ in three general points $p_1,p_2,p_3$. Is it true that its automorphism group is ...
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Smallest strongly regular graph whose automorphism group is not vertex transitive?

I'm looking for a small strongly regular graph whose automorphism group is not vertex-transitive. This answer to a different question shows that the Chang graphs on 28 vertices are such graphs. Is ...
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Automorphisms of surfaces

Let $X$ be a projective surface with a morphism $f:X\rightarrow\mathbb{P}^1$. Assume that $f^{-1}(t)\cong\mathbb{P}^1$ for any $t\neq 0$ but $f^{-1}(0)$ is the union of two $\mathbb{P}^1$'s ...
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Varieties acted upon faithfully by an abelian variety

Let $X$ be a smooth projective variety over the complex numbers. Suppose that some positive-dimensional abelian variety $A$ acts faithfully on $X$. Examples of such varieties $X$ are provided by ...
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Can a rigid CY threefold have infinitely many automorphisms

Let $X$ be a rigid Calabi-Yau threefold. Does $X$ have only finitely many automorphisms? N.B. A smooth projective threefold $X$ over $\mathbb C$ is a rigid Calabi-Yau variety if $h^i(X,\mathcal O_X) ...
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Thickening graphs to get honest actions

Let $X$ be a finite graph. Its fundamental group is the free group $F_n$ on (say) $n$ generators. Let further an automorphism $\phi$ of $F_n$ be given. It is not true in general that this ...
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Do those manifolds atrached to L-functions give rise naturally to motives? [closed]

Edited after Will Sawin's comment: Consider the set $\mathcal{M}$ of all automorphic L-functions belonging to the Selberg class. Such a set is closed for the product $.$ and the tensor product ...
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Examples of surface automorphisms with no periodic points

Consider a smooth projective complex surface $S$ with an automorphism $g:S\to S$. A point $p$ is periodic if it has finite orbit under iterates of $g$. What are some examples of surface ...
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Representability of morphism of stacks

A morphism of Artin stacks $f:X\to Y$ over $\mathbb Q$ is representable by algebraic spaces if and only if its geometric fibres are algebraic spaces. I would like to know if one can use this to prove ...
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Twists of projective automorphisms

Let $X$ be a projective variety over a perfect field $k$. Recall that a twist of $X$ is a variety $Y$ over $k$ such that $$X_{\bar k} \cong Y_{\bar k}.$$ The twists of $X$ are classified by the Galois ...
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Automorphisms of generic complete intersections

This question concerns a seemingly folk lore result, which states that automorphism groups of generic complete intersections are trivial, under certain assumptions. To state the question, let $r \geq ...
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Is the center of the automorphism group of a von Neumann algebra M trivial whenever M is a factor?

Question: Is the center of the automorphism group of a von Neumann algebra $\mathscr{M}$ trivial (=$\{\mathrm{id}\}$) whenever $\mathscr{M}$ is a factor (=$\mathscr{M}$ has center $\{\lambda I; ...
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Condition(s) for the full autormophism group $\operatorname{Aut}(C(G, S))$ of the Cayley graph of $G$ to be isomorphic to $G$

If $\Gamma = C(G, S)$ is the (undirected) Cayley graph of a finite group $G$ with generating set $S$, then $G \le \operatorname{Aut}(\Gamma)$, the "full" automorphism group of $\Gamma$. When is ...
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Automorphisms of ideals of $\mathbb{C}[t]$

Let $f(t)\in\mathbb{C}[t]$, and let $I_f$ be the ideal in $\mathbb{C}[t]$ generated by $f(t)$. The ideal $I_f$ has a natural $\mathbb{C}$-algebra structure. My question is the following: For ...
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Very frustrated reading a proof of the faithfulness of Artin's representation of braid groups

I am reading BRAID GROUPS, FREE GROUPS, AND THE LOOP SPACE OF THE 2-SPHERE by F.R. Cohen and J. Wu and here is an extract of the paper: (The proof is not finished yet but I am very confused by now.) ...
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Automorphism group of directed complete graph

Given a directed complete graph on $n$ vertices, is there an efficient algorithm for computing its automorphism group? Is there a nontrivial upper bound on the order of its automorphism group? How ...
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Two groups that are the automorphism groups of each other

Let $H,K$ be two non-isomorphic groups such that $H\cong Aut(K)$ and $K\cong Aut(H)$. Is there any example of such groups ? Note: I had asked the question there.
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automorphisms of local rings vs local change of coordinates

Let $R$ be a local (commutative, associative) ring over a field of zero characteristic. (My typical examples are $k[[x_1,..,x_p]]/I$, $k\{x_1,.,x_p\}/I$, $C^\infty(\Bbb{R}^p,0)$. If it helps one can ...
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automorphism group of a given period

Maxim Kontsevich and Don Zagier defined the algebra of periods and conjectured that one can pass from a representation of a given period to another one using only three rules. Assuming this ...
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Graph automorphism that swaps two pairs of nodes

Suppose we have two automorphisms on a graph $G$ such that each one swaps a separate pairs of vertices. Is it possible to construct (or prove the existence of) a third automorphism that swaps both ...
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Does the linear automorphism group determine the vector space?

I was recently thinking about what it means to put structure on a set. It seems to me that, in my area (representation theory), the two main ways of imposing structure on a set $X$ are: ...
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When is Aut(G) the symmetric group of an Aut(G)-invariant generating set?

Let $G$ be a group, $X$ a generating set of $G$. Suppose $X$ is $\operatorname{Aut}(G)$-invariant, i.e. $\sigma(X)\subseteq X$ for all $\sigma \in \operatorname{Aut}(G)$. When is the restriction ...
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edge transitivity and edge deletion

Let G be a graph which has the following properties: 1) For every $e_1,e_2 \notin E(G)$, $G \cup e_1 \cong G \cup e_2$ 2) For every $e_1,e_2 \in E(G)$, $G\setminus e_1 \cong G\setminus e_2$ i.e. ...
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Automorphism group of a smooth quadric $Q\subset\mathbb{P}^4$

Let $Q$ be the smooth quadric threefold in $\mathbb{P}^4_{\mathbb{C}}$ defined by the equation $x_0x_4+x_1x_3+x_2^2=0$. Is it true that the automorphism group of $Q$ is $SO(Q;\mathbb{C})$ which is ...
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Examples of hyperelliptic curves with hyperelliptic quotients that have more automorphisms

Does there exist a hyperelliptic curve $X$ of genus $g\geq 2$ over the complex numbers such that $X$ has a hyperelliptic quotient $X\to Y$ (in the sense that $Y$ is hyperelliptic and the morphism ...
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Automorphisms of SO_n(k,f)

Let $k$ be a field, $n\in\mathbb{N}$ and $f:k^n\times k^n\to k$ a non-degenerate symmetric bilinear form. Let $$O_n(k,f):=\{ g\in GL_n(k) \mid \forall x,y\in k^n : f(x,y)=f(g.x,g.y) \}$$ and ...
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Is the group of isometries of a homogeneous Riemannian manifold maximal?

I have a homogeneous Riemannian manifold X with isometry group Iso. Is Iso a maximal group? By maximal group, I mean that there does not exist another group G such that: Iso is a proper subgroup of ...
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Automorphism group of an affine curve

Let $q$ be a power of an odd prime. Consider the affine curve $\mathcal C$ defined over $\mathbb F_q$ by $y^2=\prod_{\xi\in\mathbb F_q}(x-\xi)$. I try to determinate the $\mathbb F_q$-automorphism ...
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$PSL_2(\mathbb{Z}/p^n)$ isomorphic to automorphism group of depth-$n$, $(p+1)$-regular tree?

A comment on another question (linked below) states "The group $PSL_2((\mathbb{Z}/p^n))$ is the automorphisms group of the $(p+1)$ regular tree of depth $n$, where at level $m$ of the tree you have ...
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The group of diffeomorphisms with compact support

Let $M$ be a topological/differentiable manifold. Is there any topology on the group of homeomorphisms/diffeomorphisms with compact support, turning it into a (locally-)compact topological group? (My ...
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Lie Automorphisms and Isotopy

Let $X$ be a Lie group, $Aut(X)$ be the Lie automorphism group of $X$ (group automorphisms which are also diffeomorphisms), and $Homeo(X)$ be the homeomorphism group of the underlying manifold. For ...
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Find finite groups $G\cong Aut(G)$

I become interested in this problem because $G\cong Aut(G)$ suggests a special symmetry in $G$ (This kind of group describes its own symmetry). From $G/Z(G)\cong Inn(G)$ we know complete group is the ...
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A structure of the group of automorphisms of an infinite binary tree

My friend asked me to ask his question here. Where he can find (a paper or a book) containing a complete description (with the proof) of a structure of the group of automorphisms of an infinite binary ...