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What are “small” finite groups with “exponentially” large expansion? [on hold]

Given an integer $k$ suppose one wants the group to be polynomial in size in $k$ but the expansion to be exponential in size in $k$. I am not sure I am asking a precise question. Kindly add in ...
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Embedding $G$ in a $Z(G)$ extension of $\operatorname{Aut}G$

This question follows up a question I asked on math.SE. This is a refinement and a reference request. For what groups $G$ does there exist a $Z(G)$-extension of $\operatorname{Aut}G$ (call it ...
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cohomology algebra of braid spaces, configuration spaces

In Homology of $C_{n+1}$-spaces, $n\geq 0$, F.R. Cohen, Lecture Notes in Mathematics, Vol. 533, Chapter 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, the cohomology algebra $H^*(B(\mathbb{R}^{n+1},p),\mathbb{Z}_p)$, for ...
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cohomology version of Cartan-Leray spectral sequence that deduces cup product

On page 338, A User's Guide to Spectral Sequences. 2nd Edition, by John McCleary, Theorem 8.9, there is a Cartan-Leray spectral sequence for homology: If $X$ is a connected pace on which the group ...
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Reference for Mod 2 cohomology of $BZ_{2r}$ in terms of Stiefel-Whitney Classes

I was hoping for an explicit reference to the description of the mod 2 cohomology of a cyclic group $C_{2r}=\langle t \rangle$ of even order in terms of Stiefel-Whitney classes, i.e., that ...
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Stable range of some classifying spaces and iterated loop spaces

Galatius (in his talk) has made very interesting remarks about the stable range of some classifying spaces of groups. To be more concrete, I will mention two examples to illustrate his (?) point of ...
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Relation between cohomology of ordered and unordered configuration spaces

Let $M$ be a manifold. Then $F(M,k)/\Sigma_k$, the unordered configuration space of $k$ points, is obtained as a quotient of $F(M,k)$, the ordered configuration space of $k$ points, by the group ...
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Two questions on the Schur multiplier of groups of order $p^4$

I tried to find a reference for the computation of the Schur multiplier of groups of order $p^4$. The case in which $p=2$ is well known, see e.g. Table 1 at ...
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Triviality of local system extension

Take a nice space $X$. Let us call a local system on $X$ a functor from the fundamental groupoid of $X$ to groups, so that $G$ is a local system on $X$ if for each $x \in X$ there is a group $G_x$ and ...
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Schur covering group [closed]

It is known that every finite group has a Schur covering group. I'm eager to know every finite group can be considered as a Schur covering group of a group. If it is not true in general, under what ...
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Strange invocation of Shapiro's lemma

I'm having trouble understanding a claim in a paper I'm reading. To avoid having to explain a lot of notation, I'll abstract the claim a bit. Assume that $G$ is a group with a subgroup $H$. Also, ...
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(Eichler-Shimura Isomorphism) Proving c(f) is not a boundary

I have seen a couple of questions related to the Eichler-Shimura Isomorphism, but almost all of them have to do with hodge theory (things I am unfamiliar with) and seem, to me, different/unrelated. ...
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An obstruction to existence of invariant trivializations of central extensions in the presence of a group action

This is sort of a follow up question to this. My real question is a particular case of the following abstract situation. Let $G$, $\pi$ be groups and assume $\pi$ acts on $G$ by automorphisms. Assume ...
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Cohomology of SL(2,R) with coefficients given by linear action

Let $SL(2,{\mathbb R})$ act on ${\mathbb R}^2$ by matrix multiplication. What is known about group cohomology $H^*(SL(2,{\mathbb R}),{\mathbb R}^2)$? And about $$H^*(\Gamma,{\mathbb R}^2)$$ for a ...
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Does this condition imply a polynomial is a product of linear factors

Let $\Lambda$ be a lattice (i.e. $\Lambda \simeq \mathbb{Z}^n$) with a positive subcone $\Lambda^+$. Let $H: \Lambda^+ \rightarrow \mathbb{C}$ be a function such that $\forall\mu \in \Lambda^+$, ...
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torsion free for the 2nd cohomology group?

Let $G$ denotes an infinite coutable discrete group with Kazhdan's property (T), My question is: is it known that the 2nd cohomology group $H^2(G,\mathbb{Z}G)$ is torsion free? Thanks in advance! ...
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The relation between group cohomology and the cohomology of the classifying space

We know that the Borel group cohomology (group cohomology of measurable functions) of a group $G$, ${\cal H}_B^d(G,Z)$, is given by the cohomology of the classifying space: ${\cal ...
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on lifting extensions

Let $G$ be a connected reductive group with $G_{der}$ simply connected and $T$ a maximal torus over an algebraically field $k$. We consider a extension $\tilde{T}$ of the maximal torus $T$ by a torus ...
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Relations between characteristic classes of a group and the Stiefel-Whitney/Pontryagin classes

Let $X$ be a closed manifold and $BG$ be the classifying space of a group $G$ A map from $X$ to $BG$ induce a map from $H^*(BG,Z)$ to $H^*(X,Z)$ by pull back. Let $GH^*(X,Z)$ be the subgroup of ...
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discrete group cohomology vs continuous group cohomology for profinite groups

Let $G$ be a profinite group and $M$ be a finite $G$-module. I can compute the cohomology of $G$ with coefficients in $M$ either as a topological group or as a discrete group. There is an obvious map ...
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Non-smooth function with all differences of translates smooth?

Suppose $f:\mathbb{R} \to \mathbb{R}$ has the property that for every fixed $t\in\mathbb{R}$ the function $$ g_t : x \mapsto f(x) - f(x-t) $$ is $C^\infty(\mathbb{R})$. Does it follow that $f$ is ...
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Corestriction map for the relative homology (cohomology) group

Let $G$ be a group and $N$ be its normal subgroup. Is there any concept of corestriction map for the relative homology (cohomology) group $H_n(G,N,-)$ ($H^n(G,N,-)$) such that when $N=G$ it is the ...
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Finite Cohomology and free groups

Let $F$ be a finitely generated nonabelian free profinite group, $p$ a prime number, $L \lhd_o F$ with $[F : L]$ coprime to $p$, $N \lhd_c^\infty F$ contained in $L$ with $L/N$ pro-$p$, and $N \leq H ...
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Golod Shafarevich Inequality and Inequalities among higher Cohomology groups

As a consequence of Golod- Shafarevich, we get an inequality between second cohomology group of a $p$-group with coefficients in $F_p$ and the first cohomology group of a $p$-group with coefficients ...
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(co)homology of symmetric groups

Let $S_n=\{\text{bijections }[n]\to[n]\}$ be the n-th symmetric group. Its (co)homology will be understood with trivial action. What are the $\mathbb{Z}$-modules $H_k(S_n;\mathbb{Z})$? Using GAP, we ...
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Are Zariski-dense representations of a cocompact complex hyperbolic lattice non-obstructed?

Question Suppose that $\Gamma < \text{SU}(n,1)$ is a cocompact lattice, and let $\rho \colon \Gamma \to G$ be a representation to a non-compact simple Lie group (most interesting case for me: $G = ...
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$H^4(BG,\mathbb Z)$ torsion free for $G$ a connected Lie group

Recently, prompted by considerations in conformal field theory, I was let to guess that for every compact connected Lie group $G$, the fourth cohomology group of it classifying space is torsion free. ...
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The sum of the carries when adding and multiplying two numbers in base p

Let $\sigma_p(m,n)$ (resp. $\pi_p(m,n)$) denote the sum of the carries when adding (resp. multiplying) the numbers $m=\sum_{k\ge0}m_kp^k$ and $n=\sum_{k\ge0}n_kp^k$ using base-$p$ arithmetic where ...
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Classes in $H^3(G; \mathbb{Z})$ that restrict to zero on abelian subgroups

Let $G$ be a finite $p$-group. Is it possible to have a nonzero class in $H^3(G; \mathbb{Z})$ that restricts to zero in $H^3(A; \mathbb{Z})$ for every abelian subgroup $A \subset G$? If so, what is a ...
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Torsion-free group that is not of type F but is virtually of type F

Recall that a group $G$ is of type F if there exists a compact $K(G,1)$. There are many examples of groups which are not of type F but which are virtually of type F, that is, they have finite-index ...
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natural map from $H^3(BG,\mathbb{Z})$ to $H^3(\underline E G,\mathbb{Z})$?

is there any natural map from natural map from $H^3(BG,\mathbb{Z})$ to $H^3(\underline E G,\mathbb{Z})$? where $G$ is a discrete group, $BG$ is the classifying space, and $\underline E G$ is the ...
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Reference on calculation of 2nd cohomology group

Let $G$ be a finitely generated, infinite, countable discrete nonamenable group with zero first Betti number, I.e., $H^1(G, \ell^2(G))=0$, e.g., $G=F_2\times F_2$, the product of free groups of two ...
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Successive Schur covers

Let $G_0$ be a finite group and $G_j$ a Schur cover of $G_{j-1}$ for $j=1,2,3\ldots$. Is $G_2$ equal to $G_1$? If not, will the sequence stop after finite steps in general?
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vanishing higher cohomology group for property T group?

Given a countable discrete group $G$ with Kazhdan's property (T), consider $\mathbb{C}G$ or $l^2(G)$ as a left $G$-module, then we can consider the group cohomology, Is it known that $H^n(G, ...
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The cohomology group $H^{1}(GL_{2}(\mathbb{F}_{p}), M_{2}(\mathbb{F}_{p}))$

Let $M_{2}(\mathbb{F}_{p})$ be the vector space of 2$\times$2 matrices over the finite field $\mathbb{F}_{p}$ where $p$ is a prime number, and let $GL_{2}(\mathbb{F}_{p})$ be the group of invertible ...
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Is there a finitely presented group with infinite homology over $\mathbb{Q}$?

Suppose $G$ is a discrete group given by finitely many generators with finitely many relations. Can the homology groups $H_i(G, \mathbb{Q})$, or equivalently $H_i(BG, \mathbb{Q})$ (topological ...
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Homology of Lie groups

Let $G$ be a Lie group and $G^{\delta}$ the underlying group (with discrete topology). Obviously, we have a continuous map of groups $i:G^{\delta}\rightarrow G$ which induces a map between classifying ...
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when is the restriction $H^2(G,\mathbb{C}^*)\to H^2(K,\mathbb{C}^*)$ surjective?

Let $G$ be a finite group with a subgroup $K$. Given $[\beta]\in H^2(K,\mathbb{C}^*)$ is the an obstruction which checks whether or not $[\beta]$ is the restriction of some $[\alpha]\in H^2(G, ...
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(Co)Homology of groups vs. Lie algebras: polynomial rings

For Lie groups (or algebraic groups over fields) there is a strong relation between the cohomology of the group and the cohomology of its Lie algebra. Some MO-question where this is discussed can be ...
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Bloch group, hyperbolic manifolds and rigidity

I have some questions concerning the hyperbolic geometry side of the rigidity question for $K_3$ which asks if the natural map $K_3^{\operatorname{ind}}(\overline{\mathbb{Q}})\to ...
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Transfers on Bloch groups and scissors congruence groups

I have a couple of questions concerning existence and description of transfers for Bloch groups and scissors congruence groups/pre-Bloch groups. To fix notation and recall definitions: From the ...
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extension problem for the Atiyah-Hirzebruch spectral sequence

For a generalized homology theory $h$ and a Serre fibration $F\rightarrow E\rightarrow B$, we can define an Atiyah-Hirzebruch spectral sequence\begin{equation}E^2_{p,q}=H_p(B,h_q(F))\Rightarrow ...
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stability results for the Atiyah-Hirzebruch spectral sequence

For a generalized homology theory $h$ and a Serre fibration $F\rightarrow E\rightarrow B$, we can define an Atiyah-Hirzebruch spectral sequence\begin{equation}E^2_{p,q}=H_p(B,h_q(F))\Rightarrow ...
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Explicit reference on generator of $H^4(BQ_8;\mathbb{Z})\cong \mathbb{Z}_8$ identified with second Chern class of standard representation

It is extremely well-known that $H^*(BQ_8;\mathbb{Z})=\mathbb{Z}[\alpha,\beta,\gamma]$ with relations $2\alpha=2\beta=8\gamma=\alpha^2=\beta^2=\alpha\beta-4\gamma=0$, $|\alpha|=|\beta|=2$ and ...
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spectral sequence with non-trivial action on coefficients

Set-up: Consider the trivial extension, where $p$ is the projection onto the $\mathbb{Z}_2$ component,$$1\rightarrow N\rightarrow N\times\mathbb{Z}_2\xrightarrow{p}\mathbb{Z}_2\rightarrow 1$$ Define ...
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Hochschild-Serre spectral sequence and non-trivial action on coefficients

Consider an extension\begin{equation}1\rightarrow N\rightarrow G\xrightarrow{\rho} K\rightarrow 1\end{equation}Let $K$ act on a $K$-module $A$ by $\phi_k: a\mapsto k\cdot a$. Define a $G$-action ...
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The homology of the braid group with coefficients in the Burau representation

Let $B_n$ denote the braid group with $n$ braids. The Burau representation $B_n\to GL_n(\mathbb{Z}[t^{\pm1}])$ makes $(\mathbb{Q}[t^{\pm1}])^n$ a $B_n$-module. I am curious in knowing what $H_i(B_n, ...
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Fundamental theorem of K-theory for loop groups over $\mathbb{F}_1$?

As the title says, I would like to know what the fundamental theorem of algebraic K-theory would say over the field with one element. Recall that the fundamental theorem of K-theory provides a ...
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Rational cohomology of $S$-arithmetic groups over function fields and Gauss-Bonnet

I have a question on the ranks of rational cohomology groups of $S$-arithmetic groups over function fields. To fix the situation, $G$ is a simple Chevalley group of rank $r$, $k=\mathbb{F}_q$ a finite ...
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Known computations of certain 2-cohomology groups?

I wanted to know if there are any computations of cohomology groups $H^n(\Gamma,A^{(\Gamma)})$ in the literature for certain $n\in\mathbb{N}$, Abelian groups $A$, and infinite groups $\Gamma$. Here ...