# Tagged Questions

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### non-continuous inverse Galois problem

Let $G=Gal(\bar{\mathbf{Q}}/\mathbf{Q})$ be the absolute Galois group over $\mathbf{Q}$.
Q1: Is it possible to find a (necessarily non-closed) normal subgroup $K\leq G$ such that
$G/K$ is free of ...

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### Subgroups of GL(2,q)

I have been wondering about something for a while now, and the simplest incarnation of it is the following question:
Find a finite group that is not a subgroup of any $GL_2(q)$.
Here, $GL_2(q)$ ...

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### Cohomology of $SL_2(\mathbb{F}_p)$ acting on trace zero matrices over $\mathbb{F}_p$

I've been reading a paper by R.Ramakrishna about lifting Galois representations and at some point he uses the fact that a representation with big image has trivial first cohomology group.
In other ...

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### Intersection of field extensions of torsion points of non-isogenous elliptic curves

Let $E$ and $E'$ be non-isogenous elliptic curves over a field $k$ (characteristic 0) such that $Gal(k(E[p^{\infty}])/k)=Gal(k(E'[p^{\infty}])/k) = SL_2(\mathbb{Z}_p)$ with $p \geq 5$ (where ...

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### What are the maximal subgroups of GSp(2g,l)?

Is there a nice description of the maximal subgroups of $GSp_{2g}(\mathbb{F}_l)$?
When $g = 1$ this is $GL_2(\mathbb{F}_l)$, and Serre (in his 72 Inventiones paper) classifies its maximal subgroups ...