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Action of a profinite group

Let $G$ be a finitely generated profinite group, $p$ a prime number. Put $$ V = \prod_{i \in I} \mathbb{Z}_p$$ a (profinite) group equipped with the product topology (for convenience, $I$ may be ...
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Can an acyclic continuum be metrically homogenous? (I'd say: no way! :-)

I asked recently on MO about algebraic structures admitted by topologically homogenous continua like the Hilbert cube $\ I^{\mathbb N}\ $ or the Knaster pseudo-arc. There is a relation between the ...
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When does topological homogeneity imply algebraic homogeneity? Pseudo-arc and Hilbert cube

Knaster's pseudo-arc and Hilbert cube are topologically homogeneous continua. The easier question is: do these spaces admit a topological group structure? (I am sure that the answer is negative). Thus ...
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rationalization of classifying spaces

This question is probably trivial for anyone who is more familiar with rational homotopy theory than me, but anyway: Let $G$ be a simply-connected topological group. In particular, it is an ...
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Isometry groups acting transitively [migrated]

Let $X$ be a metric space and $G$ be its group of isometries. 1) Is it true that $G$ acts on $X$ transitively? If so, where can I find a proof? If not, how can one characterize those $X$ for which ...
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Topological groups defined by completely disconnected subgroups

Can you define a group topology on a group by specifying which subgroups should be discrete with respect to that topology (where a subgroup $S$ of $G$ is discrete if each $s\in S$ has an open ...
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Automorphism group of compact abelian group

I am looking for references on the automorphism group $\mathrm{Aut}(X)$ of a compact abelian group $X$. By automorphisms I mean topological group automorphisms. Some particular questions are as ...
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Hausdorffness inheritance in topological groups

Suppose $\mathcal T$ and $\mathcal S$ are two compatible Hausdorff topologies on a group $G$ and $\mathcal R$ is a maximum compatible topology on $G$ with $\mathcal R \subseteq \mathcal T\cap \mathcal ...
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Semi-continuity of injectivity radius

Let $H$ be a locally compact second countable topological group and $X$ be a locally compact second countable space. Assume that $H$ acts continuously on $X$ and that for every $x$, $H_x=\{h \in H ; ...
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Connectedness properties of groups of homeomorphisms

Denote by $H(X)$ the group of homeomorphisms of a topological space $X$. Assume further that $X$ is either compact or locally compact and locally connected. In both cases $H(X)$ becomes a topological ...
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injective implies completion injective?

Background and definitions. Let $k$ denote a field complete with respect to a non-trivial non-archimedean norm. Let $R$ be the integers in $k$, and say $\pi\in R$ with $0<|\pi|<1$ ($\pi$ ...
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Locally finite compact groups

I assume all tolpological groups here to be Hausdorff. A group is called locally finite if every finitely generated subgroup is finite. What can be said about a locally finite compact group? Must it ...
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Is a weakly separable group always Lindelöf?

By "weakly separable" I mean the notion for uniform spaces used by David Wigner and Lawrence Brown: a uniform space is weakly separable if any uniform cover has a countable subcover. For a topological ...
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Restriction of “$\pi_{1}$” to topological groups

Let $G$ and $H$ be two topological groups. Assume that $\phi:\pi_{1}(G) \to \pi_{1}(H)$ is a group homomorphism. Is there a continuous function $f:G\to H$ such that $f_{*}=\phi$?
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Is a left topological group which is a manifold a topological group?

Let $G$ be a left topological group, i.e. a topological space with group operation such that left multiplication $L_g : x \mapsto gx$ is continuous (but right multiplication and inversion are not ...
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Continuity of inversion and composition in certain topological groups

For $k\in\Bbb{N}$ ($k\geqslant 1$) and $\alpha\in]0,1]$, let $H_{k,\alpha}([0,1])$ be the group of orientation preserving $C^{k,\alpha}$ diffeomorphisms of the closed unit interval $[0,1]$. We furnish ...
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Is any continuous group homomorphism from R to C* an exponential map? [closed]

Consider $\mathbb{R}$ to be an additive topological group, and $\mathbb{C}^{\ast}$ to be a multiplicative topological group. Is the following statement true? If so, then how can one prove it? ...
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Irreducible representations of compact groups

Let G be a compact group (or even profinite - Galois group). Let $V$ be a vector space over the field ${\mathbb F}_p$ with $p$ elements, $p$ a finite prime, such that $V$ is a contable product of ...
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subsets of groups which have to be closed no matter what

One example of a subset of a group $G$ which has to be closed in any topology on $G$ compatible with the group operations is a centraliser. Are there any other interesting examples?
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Understanding Bruhat's notion of Schwartz function

I am trying to understand Bruhat's generalized Schwartz functions over (Hausforff) locally compact Abelian groups [1], following this paper [2] by Osborne. There, the Schwarz-Bruhat space ...
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Group morphism and axiom of choice

Let $n$ be a strictly positive natural integer. Let us consider the topological group $(\mathbb{R}^n,+)$ with its usual structure. In ZF, can we deduce some form of the axiom of choice from the ...
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Do syndetic sets on amenable semigroups have positive upper density?

Let $\mathbb{G}$ be a discrete amenable semigroup, and $\left\{ F_{n}\right\} $ a Folner sequence. For $S\subset \mathbb{G}$ define the upper density as $D^{\ast }(S)=\limsup_{n\rightarrow \infty ...
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Tensor product of topological abelian groups with the reals

Given an abelian group A, the tensor product $A \otimes R$, where R are the reals, is naturally an R-vector space. Now suppose that A is a topological abelian group (if necessary, we can assume it ...
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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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The finest countably generated free topological group so that $x^{m_{n}}_n\rightarrow 1$?

What is the finest free topological group $H$ with generators ${x_{1},x_{2},...}$ so that $x^{m_{n}}_n\rightarrow 1$ for all sequences $m_{1},m_{2},...$? Is $H \simeq K$, with $K$ the natural ...
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Existence of $n$-connected topological groups with $m$-dimensional action extending that of $GL(m)$ on $\mathbb{R}^m$

I'll first state the question as concisely as I can and then provide some motivation. Consider two positive integers $m$ and $n$ such that $m < n+2$. Does there exist a topological group $G$ ...
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Completion of abelian topological groups

During some exercises I came upon the following questions that I cannot answer myself. Given a topological group $G$ we can build the completion using cauchy sequences and denote this completion by ...
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topological group that is connected and locally connected but not path-connected

Is there a ($\mathrm{T}_0$) topological group that is connected and locally connected but is not path-connected? This is a cross-post from MSE, since my question there was posted over three weeks ...
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Is every regular paratopological group completely regular?

This problem is presented as an open problem 1.31. on p.26 of Arhangel'skii-Tkachenko, Topological groups and related structures. Is this problem still open? Dusan
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To what extent has the Haar measure been generalized?

It is known that all locally compact groups, and therefore compact groups, have a left-invariant Haar measure which is unique up to scalar constant, also a right-invariant one. Is there a strictly ...
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Are the reduced group Von Neumann algebra/ Group $C^{\ast}$ algebra functorial in the case of LCH groups

Let $G$ be a LCH group and $\mu$ be its left Haar measure. Call $\lambda_G : G \to U(L_2(G,\mu))$ the left regular representation. We can define the reduced $C^{\ast}$ algebra and reduced Von Neumann ...
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Examples of optimal ultracontractivity estimates for a Markovian semigroup $T_t$ that do not depend polynomialy on $t$

Let $(X,\mu)$ be a measure space and $T_t : L_2(\mu) \to L_2(\mu)$ for $t \geq 0$ a symmetric Markovian semigroup. Local ultracontractivity estimates of the form: $$ \| T_t : L_p(\mu) \to L_q(\mu)\| ...
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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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A characterization of the module function on a locally compact division ring

The same question was asked in Math StackExchange about 3 months ago. Since nobody has answered to it, I would like to post it here. References: Weil's Basic Number Theory(denoted by BNT). ...
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A theorem of Markov about completely regular spaces and topological groups

In Pontriaguin's classic book Grupos continuos (in English Continuous Groups), says that A. Markov proved that: There are topological groups that are not normal. Furthermore, he says it is ...
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If G is a sequential topological group, must G x G be sequential?

Using standard definitions, the topological space $Y$ is sequential if for each nonclosed $A \subset Y$, there exists a convergent sequence $a_{1}$ , $a_{2}$,...$\rightarrow b$ so that $a_{n} \in A$ ...
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Layman question: A dense subgroup with completion not isomorphic to the big (pro-p) group?

This is unlikely a research level question... one that would be answered in a blink of an eye, rather...it is an (early) exercise from the book "Analytic Pro-p groups". But since no reply was received ...
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Naive question on adelic groups

The ever-reliable Wikipedia says: ... an adelic algebraic group is a semitopological group defined by... No more details are given, and I was wondering if the multiplication only being ...
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The minimal divisible extension of a LCA group

Let X be a LCA group with the following conditions: 1- it is torsion-free 2- non divisible 3- non discrete 4- non compact 5- it is not a topologically direct sum of a compact group and a ...
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Contractible topological groups

Does there exist a Hausdorff topological group which is contractible and of finite covering dimension but which is not homeomorphic to $\mathbb{R}^n$ for some $n$?
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Can closed compacts in a topological group behave “paradoxically” with respect to unions, intersections, and one-sided translations?

Consider two closed compacts $A$ and $B$ in a topological group $\Gamma$. Let $A'$ be a left translation of $A$ and $B'$ a left translation of $B$: $A' = aA$, $B' = bB$. Suppose it is known that ...
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Density invariant of Quotient

Let $G$ be a locally compact group with left Haar measure $\mu$. Furthermore, $\Gamma_1, \Gamma_2 \subset G$ are such that $\mu$ induces finite Haar measures $\mu_1$ and $\mu_2$ on $G /\Gamma_1$ and ...
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Conditions for a topological group to be a Lie group

In flipping through the Springer lecture notes on Serre's 1964 'Lie Algebras and Lie Groups' lectures at Harvard, I found this pair of suprising results (page 157): Let $G$ be a locally compact ...
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Why is TopGrp the category of topological groups and continous homomorphisms protomodular?

Why is TopGrp the category of topological groups and continous homomorphisms protomodular? I know it is, and I have several indirect proofs, but am not able to prove this directly by showing that the ...
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Suppose $(G,\mathcal T)$ is a paratopological group and $a,b\in G$ and every neighborhood of $a$ contains $b$. Can we say every neighborhood of $b$ contains $a$?

Suppose $(G,\mathcal T)$ is a paratopological group and $a,b\in G$ and every neighborhood of $a$ contains $b$. Can we say every neighborhood of $b$ contains $a$? clearly every closed neighborhood ...
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Compact open topology

What is the intuition behind using compact open topology for eg. in the case of Pontryagin dual ?
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Which topological spaces are coset spaces of locally compact groups?

What is a topological characterization of the class of spaces that have the form $G/H$ for a locally compact, Hausdorff group $G$ and a closed subgroup $H$ ? Such a space $X=G/H$ necessarily ...
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Are finite index subgroups of inertia closed?

Let $K$ be a finite extension of the $p$-adic numbers. $G_K$ be its absolute Galois group and $I_K$ the inertia subgroup. Are finite index subgroups of $I_K$ closed in its profinite topology? By a ...
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a free topological product of topological semigroups?

Much work has be done on describing the topology of free products of topological groups (Graev, Morris, Katz, etc). Could anybody hint me any results on free topological products of topological ...
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Cross section for closed Lie subgroup in a Lie group

Let $G$ be a Lie group and $H$ a closed Lie subgroup. Is there an explicit way to construct a local cross section of $H$ in $G$ so that $\pi: G\to G/H$ is a fiber bundle?