# Questions tagged [automorphism-groups]

Questions about the group of automorphisms of any mathematical object $X$ endowed with a given structure, i.e the group of all bijective maps from $X$ to itself preserving this structure, and hence helping study it further and understand it better.

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### How can I generate all unique row/column permutations of a given incidence (binary) matrix using group theory and matrix multiplication?

Given a binary matrix, we need to generate all distinct matrices that are isomorphic to this input matrix under row and column permutations. I think this problem might involve some group theory rather ...
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### Status of the automorphism tower problem for finite groups

This is problem 11.123 in the Kourovka notebook: For a given group $G$, define the following sequence of groups: $A_1(G) = G$, $A_{i+1}(G) = \operatorname{Aut}(A_i(G))$. Does there exist a finite ...
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### Automorphisms of algebraically closed fields without the Axiom of Choice

In the paper Algebraische Konsequenzen des Determiniertheits-Axioms (U. Felgner – K. Schulz, Arch. Math. (Basel) 42 (1984), pp. 557–563), the authors show that in models of Zermelo-Fraenkel set theory ...
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### Finite algebras with finitely many automorphisms

Let $B'/B$ be a finite locally free algebra. Locally in $B$, there is an isomorphism of $B$-modules $B'\simeq B^{\oplus n}$. When is the automorphism group of $B'/B$ finite? When is it unramified? Is ...
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### Finite abelian groups with fewer automorphisms than a subgroup

It is not too hard to find examples of finite groups which have fewer automorphisms than one of their subgroups. For example $\mathcal D_4 \times \mathbb Z/2\mathbb Z$ (where $\mathcal D_4$ is the ...
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### If G is a finitely generated group with vcd(G) finite, is vcd(H) finite for H, where H is an automorphism group of G?

$\DeclareMathOperator\vcd{vcd}\DeclareMathOperator\Aut{Aut}\DeclareMathOperator\Inn{Inn}\DeclareMathOperator\Out{Out}$Here I mean $\vcd(G)$ to be the virtual cohomological dimension of $G$. Some ...
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### Is the commutator of the holomorph of generalized quaternion group abelian?

Let $Q_{2^{n}} = \langle x, y \mathrel\vert x^{2^{n-1}}=y^4 = 1, x^{2^{n-2}}=y^2, y^{-1}xy = x^{-1} \rangle$ be the generalized quaternion group of order $2^{n}$. Let $\operatorname{Hol}(Q_{2^{n+1}})$ ...
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