# Tagged Questions

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### Characters and conjugacy classes [migrated]

This comes up in reading David Speyer's answer to this question. Given a finite group $G$ and two non-conjugate elements $x, y,$ how does one construct a unitary representation $\rho$ of $G$ such that ...
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### Reduction of different RG lattices to kG modules

Every book on modular representation theory of finite groups introduces p-modular systems and describes how to reduce an ordinary representation $U$ to obtain one in characteristic p (call it ...
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### In which fixed-point free representations is the sum of every 3 elements invertible?

A representation $\rho:G\to GL_k(\mathbb{F})$ is called fixed-point free if for every $1\neq g\in G$ and every $0\neq v\in \mathbb{F}^k$, $\rho(g)v\neq v$. Stated differently, it is a representation ...
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### On the character degrees of a finite group with special structure

Let $G$ be a finite group such that $G$ has a normal subgroup $N$ of order $p(p^2+1)/2$, where $p>13$ is an odd prime and $p\ne 239$. Also $G/N\cong \text{PSL}(2,p)$. Can we say that there exists a ...
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### A little bit of Intuition for Corepresentations from Representations

I asked this question over on Math.Stack --- where it has a bounty --- but I didn't really get a helpful response so I am asking the question here. One commenter suggests that I am confusing left- ...
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### The tallest possible lattice?

Let O be a complete discrete valuation ring and G a finite group. Recall that a finitely generated O-free OG-module $M$ such that the traces of the invertible endomorphisms of $M$ generate a strictly ...
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### Is there a natural notion of completion of a Coxeter system?

Let $(W,S)$ be a Coxeter system. Then any element of $W$ can be written as a finite products of elements of $S$. I want some notion of a "completion" of $W$, call it $\hat{W}$, whose elements are ...
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### Siegel domains and cuspidal functions

Let $F$ be a number field and $\mathbb{A}$ the ring of adeles over $F$. We consider $P_{n}$ the mirabolic subroup of $GL_{n}$. Do we have a analog of Siegel subset for the quotient ...
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### $SO(N^2-1)$ and the adjoint representation of $SU(N)$

It is a known fact that the adjoint representation of $SU(N)$ is a proper subgroup of $SO(N^2-1)$. I would like to know how a generic $(N^2-1)\times (N^2-1)$ special ($det =1$), orthogonal matrix $O$ ...
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### How can classifying irreducible representations be a “wild” problem?

Let $q$ be a prime power and $U_n(\mathbb{F}_q)$ be the group of unitriangular $n\times n$-matrices. I've read and heard in several places (see e.g. this mathoverflow question) that classifying ...
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### Can Galois conjugates of lattices in SL(2,R) be discrete?

Let $\Gamma$ be a lattice in $SL(2,\mathbb{R})$. Suppose that the trace field of $\Gamma$ is a totally real number field of degree $d$. This gives $d$ homomorphisms $\rho_i:\Gamma\to SL(2,\mathbb{R})$ ...
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### Can one explain Tannaka-Krein duality for a finite-group to … a computer ? (How to make input for reconstruction to be finite datum?)

Consider a finite group. Tannaka-Krein duality allows to reconstruct the group from the category of its representations and additional structures on it (tensor structure + fiber functor). Somehow ...
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### Character values bounded away from zero

Character values for a finite group are sums of nth roots of unity. I'm wondering if there are any results bounding nonzero values of irreducible characters away from zero. Or if not are there ...
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### Is the kernel of the Bohr compactification minimally almost periodic provided that it is cocompact?

Let $G$ be a locally compact (second countable) group and let $$G_0 = \cap \{ \ker\pi : \pi \text{ is a continuous finite-dimensional unitary representation of } G \}.$$ This is the kernel of the ...
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### Checking irreducibility

This is related to this question. Suppose I have an $n$-dimensional representation of a finitely generated group, and I want to know whether it is absolutely irreducible. This can, of course, be done ...
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### Realizing a subgroup of a Lie group as a stabilizer subgroup

Let $G$ a compact semisimple Lie group, $H$ a subgroup of $G$. Is it always possible to find an irreducible representation $R$ of $G$ such that the stabilizer of an $x\in R$ is "locally isomorphic" to ...
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### Is there any groups $G$ with the property $(*_d)$?

Let $G$ be a finite group of even order has only one non-principal irreducible character $\chi$ of degree $d$, $d\in \mathbb{N}$, with the following property (we name it $(*_d)$): $(*_d)$: There ...
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### Do you know any clear classification of groups in which there would exist a unique non-linear character of a given degree?

According to Lev Kazarin, On Thompsonâ€™s Theorem, Journal of Algebra 220, 574â€“590 (1999) we know that: [Corollary 5.3]:Let $$cd(G)=\{\chi(1)|\chi\in Irr(G)\}=\{1,f_1,\dots,f_n,d\}, \;\;n\gt0,$$ ...
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### When does the derived subgroup of $G(F)$ contains the $F$-points of unipotent subgroups of $G$

Let $F$ be a local field of characteristic $0$ and $G$ a connected split reductive group over $F$. Let's look at the derived groups. We have $(G(F),G(F)) \subset (G,G)(F)$ and this inclusion is of ...
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### irreducibility of exterior powers

Suppose I have a subgroup $H$ of $GL(V)$ such that $H$ acts irreducibly on all the exterior powers of $V$. Is there any sort of characterization of such things? (I am intentionally not specifying the ...
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### Does the Alternating group of degree $n>7$ have exactly one irreducible character of degree $n-1$?

We know that the alternating group of degree $n>7$ has an irreducible character of degree $n-1$. The latter number is the smallest nontrivial one for each the alternating group has an irreducible ...
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### A Hausdorff abelian group with no character?

Pontryagin Duality for locally compact abliean groups gives plenty of continuous (unitary) characters $\chi : A \to \mathbb{R} / \mathbb{Z}$, but if we do not assume local compactness, can anything be ...
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### Extension of characters of abelian locally compact groups

Let $G$ be an abelian locally compact group and $H$ be its closed subgroup. It is known from Pontryagin duality theory that every unitary character of $H$ can be extended to $G$. I think this is true ...
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### Are torus knot groups linear?

The fundamental group $T(p,q)$ of the complement of a $(p,q)$-torus knot (in $S^3$) admits the presentation $\langle a, b \mid a^p=b^q \rangle$. Is $T(p,q)$ linear, i.e., is there a faithful ...
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### Higher-dimensional generalization of Pink's theorem

Pink's theorem in the title of the question refers to the main theorem of Pink's paper "Compact Subgroups of Linear Algebraic Groups" that appeared in Journal of Algebra (206) in 1998. It essentially ...
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### a question about the semidihedral group?

My question is simple: If a group $G$ has the same character table with the semidihedral group $SD_{2n}$, are $G$ and $SD_{2n}$ isomorphic ?
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### Para-Complexification of Lie Groups

Let $G$ be a real Lie group. Then the complexification $G_\mathbb{C}$ of $G$ is the unique complex Lie group equipped with a map $Ï†:G\to G_\mathbb{C}$ such that any map $G\to H$ where $H$ is a ...
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### on the open bruhat cell

Let $G$ a connected reductive group and $S=U^{-}TU$ the open cell. Do we have $G=\bigcup\limits_{g\in G}gSg^{-1}$? And also if I assume that $G$ is adjoint and $\overline{G}$ is the de ...
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### Lie Theory: Included in normalizer of a maximal Torus

Hello People of Mathoverflow, I am searching for a Theorem about Lie Theory: Let $X_{l}(q)$ be a Group of Lie type, with Lie rank $l$ over the finite field with $q=r^{a}$ elements and $r$ is a ...
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### Dimensions and number of complex irreducible representations for SL3(Z/pZ)

This is my first post here :) I have the following two related questions. While looking in Conway's ATLAS (the 1985 one) for $SL_3(Z/pZ)$, where he does the cases $p=2,3,5,7$, I saw that the ...
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### when $g^*$ is invariant under $Ad(G)$?

Let $G$ be a Lie Group and $\mathfrak{g}$ be its lie algebra. Let $\mathfrak{g}$ is semisimple or reductive lie algebra, then prove that $\mathfrak{g}^*$ (dual of $\mathfrak{g}$)is invariant under ...
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### centralizer of a n-cyclic permutation matrix over F_2 in GL(n,2)

This is a continuation of this question, where I talked about the case $n=2^k$. Let $C$ be the $n\times n$-permutation matrix over $\mathbb{F}_2$ of the $n$-cycle. We needed to know the explicit ...
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### centralizer of the order 2^k cyclic permutation matrix over F_2

Let $C$ be the $2^k\times 2^k$-permutation matrix over $\mathbb{F}_2$ of the $2^k$-cycle. We needed to know the structure of its centralizer in $\mathrm{GL}_{2^k}(\mathbb{F}_2)$, and we computed it - ...
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### An upper bound for the maximal subgroups at fixed index?

Let us call a subgroup an injective homomorphism between groups. I warn the reader that a subgroup designates here an inclusion $(H \subset G)$, not $H$ alone. A subgroup $H \subset G$ is ...
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### Orbit structure of linear representations of complex Lie groups

Let $G$ be a semisimple complex Lie group (or perhaps a reductive algebraic group over $\mathbb{C}$) and $V$ an irreducible finite-dimensional representation of $G$, determined by its highest weight. ...
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### Uncertainty principle on finite groups

For a finite group $G$ with normal subgroup $H$, the induced representation $\text{Ind}_H^G(1)$ decomposes as a sum of irreducibles with the multiplicities equal to the dimensions, because it is is ...
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### Subgroups of algebraic groups

Is anyone aware of a result (or a counterexample) along the following lines: let $G$ be an algebraic group over $\mathbf Z$. Let $H$ be a finite group such that $H$ occurs as a subgroup of ...
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### Are all representations of $G\times H$ induced from representations of $G$ and $H$?

This is a crosspost from math.SE. Suppose $G$ and $H$ are discrete groups. Is it always the case that any finite dimensional complex representation of $G\times H$ is of the form  \bigoplus_i V_i ...
### Bound on the order of a finite group generated by elements $a$ and $b$ of order 2 and $n \geq 3$ such that the sum of the images of $a$, $b$ and $b^{-1}$ under any ordinary representation has only rational eigenvalues
Assume that $G = \langle a, b \rangle$ is a finite non-abelian group which is generated by an involution $a$ and an element $b$ of order $n$ ($n\geq 3$) such that for every (complex) representation ...