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### Symplectic block-diagonalization of a complex symmetric matrix

This is a follow-up question to the one asked here:
Given a complex symmetric $2n\times2n$-matrix $A$, i.e., $A\in \mathbb{C}^{2n\times2n}$ with $A = A^T$. Is it possible, to block-diagonalize $A$ ...

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### In H_2 of Sp(2g,Z), why does Meyer's signature cocycle give 4 times a generator?

Fix some $g \geq 2$, let $\Gamma_g$ be the mapping class group of a genus $g$ surface, and let $\pi : \Gamma_g \rightarrow Sp(2g,\mathbb{Z})$ be the projection. In
Meyer, Werner
Die Signatur von ...

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### Bass's paper “Symplectic groups and modules”, used in proof of the congruence subgroup property for Sp

Let $R$ be the ring of integers in a number field. While studying the congruence subgroup property for $\text{Sp}_{2g}(R)$ in
Bass, H.; Milnor, J.; Serre, J.-P.
Solution of the congruence subgroup ...

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### Is the metaplectic group not a matrix group - counterexample

Is the statement below false?
"The metaplectic group Mp2(R) is not a matrix group: it has no faithful finite-dimensional representations."
Possible "counterexample":
Sp(2n,R) is a subgroup of ...

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### $q_{S^*\omega}(X)=S^{\ast}q_{\omega}(X)$ ?

Definition: Let $(V,\Omega)$ be a symplectic vector space, we define
$\perp:\Lambda ^k(V^*)\to\Lambda ^{k-2}(V^{\ast})$
by $\perp(\omega)=i_{X_{\Omega}}(\omega)$
here if ...

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### Finding generators of matrix subgroups

I am particularly interested in Sp$(2n,\mathbb{Z})$, but I think an answer for a more general set of matrices would help.
General question: Given a subgroup of a group of matrices, what tools or ...

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### Symplectic groups Sp_{2m}(2) as 2-transitive permutation (i.e. Galois) groups

Hello,
I am looking for information about the symplectic groups $Sp_{2m}(2)$ as permutation group acting on quadratic forms.
Consider the block matrices
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### Alternate and symmetric matrices

Greetings to all !
Let me first confess that this question was mentionned to me by Bernard Dacorogna, who doesn't sail on MO.
Let $A\in M_{2n}(k)$ be an alternate matrix. Say that $A$ is ...