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Elementary abelian $p$-subgroups of maximal rank in finite groups of Lie type

Let $k$ be an algebraically closed field of characteristic $p>0$, and let $G$ be a reductive group defined over $\mathbb{F}_p$. For any $d\in\mathbb{Z}^+$, let $C_d(G)$ be the set of conjugacy ...
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What algebras does the hidden subgroup problem for finite abelian groups apply to?

Shor's algorithm is said to solve the hidden subgroup problem for finite Abelian groups, of which factoring and the discrete logarithm problem for integers belong to. Apparently the HSP for finite ...
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Connection between two theorems on character values?

In a recent arXiv preprint here, Dipendra Prasad has revisited a 1976 theorem of Kostant (Theorem 2 in the paper On Macdonald's $\eta$-function formula, the Laplacian and generalized exponents, ...
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Quotient of a rational variety by a finite group

Let $X$ be a rational variety and let $G$ be a finite group acting on $X$. Let us consider the diagonal action of $G$ over the product $X^{h} = X\times...\times X$, $$G\times(X\times...\times ...
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Definition of “finite group of Lie type”?

The list of finite simple groups of Lie type has been understood for half a century, modulo some differences in notation (and identifications between some of the very small groups coming from ...
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Counting conjugacy classes in simple groups of Lie type

Finite groups of Lie type include those obtained as rational points of a connected simple algebrraic group over a finite field $k = \mathbb{F}_q$ of characteristic $p$: these are split or quasi-split. ...
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Conjugacy classes of centralizers of semisimple elements in a finite group of Lie type

Let $G$ be a finite group of Lie type. By Deriziotis' and Carter's articles we know that conjugacy classes of connected centralizers of semisimple elements are parametrized by $(J,[w])$ where $J$ is a ...
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group generated by Coxeter elements

Let $G$ a connected semisimple simply connected group over $\mathbb{C}$ and $W$ his Weyl group. What can be said about $W'$, the subgroup of $W$ generated by the Coxeter elements of $W$?
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Finite subgroups of $PGL(3,K)$

It is well-known that finite subgroups of $PGL_2(\mathbb{C})$ are cyclic groups, dihedral groups, A4, S4 and A5 and each of these groups occurs exactly once (up to conjugacy). These facts are ...
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How we characterize a subgroup of finite group of Lie type with unipotent elements.

Let $G$ be a finite group of Lie type. Let $H$ be a subgroup of $G$ which contains unipotent elements. I want to find a 'nice' subgroup of $G$ that contains $H$, for example a Levi subgroup of $G$ ...
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Maximal soluble subgroups in a parabolic subgroup of finite classical simple group

Let $G$ be a classical simple group over a finite field $GF(q)$ and $P$ a parabolic subgroup of $G$ stabilizing an isotropic subspace. Is the Borel subgroup of $G$ maximal soluble in $P$ and is there ...
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Regular elements in the torus of a group of Lie type

Let $G$ be a simple linear algebraic group, and $F$ a Frobenius map, i.e. some power of $F$ is the standard Frobenius map which raises matrix entries to the $q$-th power. Then $G^F$ is a group of Lie ...
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abelian centralizers in almost simple groups

Hallo! I'm looking for a reference. I'm sure that the information I need is already in the literature but I'm having some trouble to find it. Here is the question. Let $S$ be a non-abelian finite ...
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Spherical building of an exceptional group of Lie type

I've read that one of Tits' original motivations for studying buildings was that he wanted to give a unified description of algebraic groups that would allow the definition of exceptional groups such ...
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Is the Gelfand-Graev character isomorphic to a cohomology group for some sheaf on a Deligne-Lusztig variety?

Deligne-Lusztig theory is awesome. You take a maximal torus $T$, you take a character $\theta$, construct a variety $X_T$$^*$, take etale cohomology, get a virtual character $R_T^\theta$, maybe it's ...
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Finite field analogue of representations in same packet have equal central character

In Kevin Buzzard's recent question, a warm up question was: if two automorphic representations are nearly equivalent, then are the central characters of their local components equal? Working my way ...
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Spectral decomposition of parabolic induced for GL2(Zp)

Let $F$ be a number field and let $o$ be its ring of integers. Let $o_p$ resp. $F_p$ be the completion at a prime ideal $p$ in $o$. Let $B$ be the group of upper triangular matrices in $GL_2$. Let ...
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Parabolic induction for GL(2,Z/pn)

Fix a finite extension $F$ of $\mathbb{Q}_p$. Consider its ring of integers $\mathfrak{o}$ with maximal ideal $\mathfrak{p}$. Set $R_n = \mathfrak{o}/\mathfrak{p}^n$. Let $\mathrm{B}$ be the upper ...
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Finite group scheme acting on a scheme such that there is an orbit NOT contained in an open affine.

In Mumfords book on abelian varieties there is a theorem (on page 111) whose hypothesis is "Let G be a finite group scheme acting on a scheme X such that the orbit of any point is contained in an ...
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How much has been written down about Deligne's geometric approach to the order formula for a finite group of Lie type?

This is a follow-up to a recent mathoverflow question 34387 about computing the orders of finite unitary groups and the comments made there. Between 1955 (Chevalley's Tohoku paper) and 1968 ...
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Generating Classical Groups over Finite Local Rings

I am interested in classical groups (in particular $SL_n$, $Sp_{2n}$, $SO_n^{+}$) over finite rings of the form $$R_k=\mathbb{F}_q[t]/(t^k)$$ for some prime power $q$ (where $q$ is odd in the ...