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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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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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H*(braid group, irrep of symmetric group) = ?

As in the title, say $\lambda$ is some irrep of the symmetric group $S_n$, and $Br_n$ the braid group on $n$ strands, What is $H^*(Br_n, \lambda)$?
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Group cohomology in dimension $-1$

This may seem like a pie-in-the-sky speculation question, but I have good reasons for asking this. Is there any sense in which $H^{-1}(G;M)$ is defined for a group $G$ and a $G$-module $M$? The ...
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p-adic Lie group vs Lie algebra cohomology with mod p coefficients

My question concerns the cohomology of a compact $p$-adic Lie group $G$ (wich is pro-$p$). Let $M$ be a finite dimensional $\mathbb{Q}_p$-vector space with continuous linear $G$-action. Lazard ...
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Uniqueness of the rank of the core of a lattice

In the paper P.J. Webb: Bounding the ranks of ZG-lattices by their restrictions to elementary abelian groups. J. Pure Appl. Algebra 23 (3) (1982), 311-318. the author writes in the introduction ...
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Identifying projective representations using “gauge-invariant” traces tr[V_g V_h V_k … ]

Background A projective representation $V_g\in \mathrm{GL}_n(\mathbb{C})$ of a group $G$ is characterized by $V_gV_h=\omega(g,h)V_h$, where $\omega(g,h)\in\mathrm{U}(1)$ is a 2-cocycle. Changing the ...
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Dimension of fixed points of Galois group actions

I have a question about fixed points of Galois group actions. I am hoping that this is easy for the experts. Let $k$ be a field of characteristic $0$. Let $K$ be a finite Galois extension of $k$ ...
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Large modules with non-trivial cohomology

Let $p$ be a prime and $F$ algebraic closer of $F_p$. I want to know if it is possible to construct family of groups $\{G_i\}_{i=1}^{\infty}$ and a family of simple modules $V_i$ over $F[G_i]$ of ...
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A local-global question on group representations

Let $G$ be a group, and let $V$ be a finite dimensional $\mathbb Q$-linear representation of $G.$ By extension of scalars we obtain the $\mathbb Q_l$-linear representation $V_l=V\otimes\mathbb Q_l.$ ...
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metaplectic group does not split

I'm trying to understand the Weil representation and hope there are some experts around who can set me straight. Let $F$ be a non-Archimedean local field (I don't mind assuming that the characteristic ...
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An explicit description of $\operatorname{gr}(k \cdot G)$ for the filtration induced by the augmentation ideal?

Let $A$ be any bialgebra (associative, unital, etc.) over a ring $k$. Then among other things it has a counit $\epsilon : A \to k$, and hence an augmentation ideal $I = \ker \epsilon$, which is a ...
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Noether-Deuring for injections and surjections?

Noether-Deuring theorem (not in the strongest form, but in the one I usually need): Let $L\diagup K$ be a field extension. Let $A$ be a $K$-algebra which is finite-dimensional as a vector space over ...
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Is it useful to consider cohomology of group representations?

In group representation theory, one attempts to explain and classify (some of) the modules over the group ring $k[G]$, for some field $k$. In group cohomology, one develops the machinery of the ...
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Relation between group representations and elements of group cohomology groups

Having already seen group cohomology, I was just introduced to the formula $U \otimes Ind W = Ind(Res(U) \otimes W)$ from representation theory. This seems oddly like the formula $\mathrm{Cor}(u) \cup ...
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Interesting representations/cohomology of surface groups?

For purposes of my own, I'm interested in constructing connected spaces, without recourse to geometric realisation or the like, that have non-trivial homotopy groups in dimension 1 and 2 and are not ...
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Hilbert 90 for algebras

Let $L\diagup K$ be a Galois extension of fields satisfying $\left[L:K\right] < \infty$. Let $B$ be a finite-dimensional (as a $K$-vector space) $K$-algebra. Then, the Galois group $G$ of $L\diagup ...
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Zariski tangent spaces to representation varieties

In Bill Goldman's paper "The Symplectic Nature of the Fundamental Groups of Surfaces" (Advances, 54, 200-225, '84) it is stated that the "Zariski tangent space" to a representation space Hom$(\pi, ...