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Why are Schur multipliers of finite simple groups so small?

Given a finite simple group $G$, we can consider the quasisimple extensions $\tilde G$ of $G$, that is to say central extensions which remain perfect. Some basic group cohomology (based on the ...
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How hard (P, NP, NP-hard) is it to compute Schur norms of matrices (as multipliers)?

Given a matrix $A\in M_n(\mathbb{C})$, I will denote by $||A||_\infty$ the operator norm of $A$, as seen acting on the Hilbert space $\mathbb{C}^n$. This makes $M_n(\mathbb{C})$ into a Banach space ...
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Schur multipliers over non-algebraically closed ground fields?

Recently some arithmetic dynamicists came to town, bringing with them some interesting problems in arithmetic geometry. I started thinking a bit about one of their problems, and it got me wondering ...
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What is the Schur multiplier of the affine linear group AGL(n,q)?

What is the Schur multiplier of the $n$-dimensional affine linear group $\mathrm{AGL}(n,q)$ over the Galois field with $q$ elements? I am particularly interested in the simple case $n=1$. Computation ...
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Homology and Exterior Square

Let $G$ be a finite group and $G \wedge G$ denote the exterior square of $G$. It is well known that the second integral homology $H_2(G,\mathbb{Z})$ is the kernel of homomorphism $x \wedge y \mapsto ...
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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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A question about multiplier algebra of $C_0(G)\otimes C_b(G)$ for a locally compact group $G$

Let $G$ be locally compact group. How we can show that $$ M(C_0(G)\otimes C_b(G))=C_b(G,C_b(G)). $$ ($M(C_0(G)\otimes C_b(G))$ is the multiplier algebra of $C_0(G)\otimes C_b(G)$)