# 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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### What is a cogroup and what are coactions?

What is a cogroup and what are coactions? A very nice way to think about a group action on an object $X$ is as a group homomorphism from $G$ to $\operatorname{Aut}(X)$. Is there something similar for ...
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### Finding automorphism groups of regular graphs [closed]

Can some body help me with some source code for finding automorphism groups of regular maps?. For example: the type of graph is denoted as $\{p, q\}$, which means that they are tessellations of the ...
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### Looking for counterexamples: Are maximal tori in the automorphism groups of smooth complex quasiprojective varieties conjugate?

Let $X$ be a smooth quasiprojective variety over $\mathbb{C}$. It has a group of (algebraic) automorphisms $\DeclareMathOperator{\Aut}{Aut} \Aut(X)$. Define a torus in $\Aut(X)$ to be a faithful ...
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### Automorphism group of a Lorentzian lattice

Consider the even integral lattices $L_n:=Z\times Z\times Z^{n-2}$ (where $Z$ is the set of integers) with elements $x=(x_+,x_-,x_d)$ and inner product $$(x,y):=x_+y_-+x_-y_++2x_d\cdot y_d.$$ Its ...
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### Conjugate actions and isomorphic Zappa–Szép products

Let $A$ and $G$ be two cyclic groups. Let $\alpha:G\rightarrow\operatorname{Bij}(A)$ and $\beta: A\rightarrow\operatorname{Bij}(G)$ be two group homomorphisms satisfying some conditions given in ...
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### Lifting an automorphism of a curve to an automorphism of its Jacobian

Let $C: Y^3Z = f(X,Z)$, with $f(X,Z)\in K[X,Z]$, a degree 4 homogeneous polynomial, and $K$ a field. The curve $C$ has an order $3$ automorphism, given by sending $(x,y,z)$ to $(x,\omega y, z)$, where ...
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### Representability of twists of projective schemes

Let $K$ be a perfect field, and let $S$ be a projective $K$-scheme. Denote by $\text{Twist}(S/K)$ the set of twists of $S$ up to $K$-isomorphism. These are (apriori) sheaves $\mathcal{F}$ on the ...
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### Automorphism group of symmetric square

Say I have a hyperelliptic curve without any automorphism beyond the hyperelliptic involution. Is it possible for its symmetric square to obtain new automorphisms beyond the one induced by the ...
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### If $\mathbb{C}(u(x,y),v(x,y),f(x))=\mathbb{C}(x,y)$, for every $f(x) \in \mathbb{C}[x]-\mathbb{C}$, then already $\mathbb{C}(u,v)=\mathbb{C}(x,y)$?

The following question is a direct continuation of this elaborate question; it is mentioned there at the end: Let $u,v \in \mathbb{C}(x,y)$ or $u,v \in \mathbb{C}[x,y]$, if it is easier to answer in ...
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### Representation of automorphism group of a curve acting on points of finite order in the Jacobian

Let $C$ be a curve of large genus $g > 1$ over an algebraically closed field of characteristic $0$, and let $G = \textrm{Aut}(C)$ be its automorphism group. Is there a general way to compute the ...
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### Cocycle-conjugacy classes of flows on the C*-algebra of compact operators

A flow on a C*-algebra $A$ is a group homomorphism $\sigma$ from ${\mathbb R}$ into the group of *-automorphisms of $A$ such that the map $$t\in {\mathbb R}\mapsto \sigma _t(a)\in A$$ is norm-...
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### A "simpler" description of the automorphism group of the lamplighter group

I've copied over this question from what I asked on Mathematics Stack Exchange, in the hope that some experts can point me to some relevant references. The lamplighter group is defined by the ...
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### Automorphism group of conic bundle fixing the base

Let $\pi: X \to \mathbb{P}^n$ be a conic bundle over an (algebraically closed) field $k$. Let $g \in Aut(X)$ so that $g$ preserves the fibres of $\pi$. Clearly $g$ lives inside $PGL_3(k(\mathbb{P}^n))$...
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### Is every group the automorphism group of a ring?

I know not all groups can be realized as the automorphism group of a group. For example, it is well-known that no group can have $\mathbb Z/n\mathbb Z$, with $n > 1$ odd, as automorphism group. Now ...
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### Automorphisms of projective spaces, and the Axiom of Choice

It is known that upon not accepting the Axiom of Choice (AC), there exist models of ZF in which there are projective spaces (over a division ring) with a trivial automorphism group. (This is a truly ...
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### Ring of invariants for graph automorphism

$\DeclareMathOperator\Aut{Aut}$Let $G$ be a finite simple graph with nodes numbered $1$ to $n$. Attach variables $x_1, ..., x_n$ to nodes. The graph automorphism group $\Aut G$ acts on nodes by ...
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### Baer involutions fixing the same plane

Let $\mathbf{PG}(2,q^2)$ be the finite projective plane defined over the finite field $\mathbb{F}_{q^2}$. Then for each quadrangle, there is precisely one involution fixing it pointwise, and hence ...
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### Two questions about $\mathbf{PSL}(V)$ with $V$ a vector space over a division ring

Let $V$ be a (possibly infinite-dimensional) vector space over a division ring $d$, and consider the projective special linear group $\mathbf{PSL}(V)$. We suppose that if the dimension of $V$ would be ...
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### Automorphisms of Lubotzky–Phillips–Sarnak graphs

For the Lubotzky–Phillips–Sarnak (LPS) graph $X^{p,q}$, what is its automorphism group? These graphs are not just ($p+1$)-regular but are Cayley graphs for $G=\mathrm{PSL}_2(\mathbb{F}_q)$, so clearly ...
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### Automorphisms of algebraic Clifford algebra of a Hilbert space

Let $H$ be a real separable, infinite-dimensional Hilbert space and let \mathrm{Cl}(H) = \mathcal{T}(H_{\mathbb{C}}) / \{v\otimes w + w\otimes w - 2\langle v, w\rangle \cdot \mathbf{1} ~|~ v, w \in ...
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Given an algebra $A$, I believe that the "conjugation" action of $\mathrm{Aut}(A)$ on $\mathrm{HH}^*(A)$ factors through $\mathrm{Out}(A)$. I’m looking for a reference.
Suppose I have a Hilbert space with a direct sum structure into "superselection sectors", i.e. $\mathcal{H} = \oplus_\alpha \mathcal{H}_\alpha$, where $\alpha$ labels irreps of some group $G$...