# 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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### Is the automorphism group of free group of rank two relatively hyperbolic?

By Behrstock, Drutu and Mosher [BDM], we know that the (outer) automorphism groups $\mathrm{Aut}(F_n)$ and $\mathrm{Out}(F_n)$ of free group of rank $n$ are not relatively hyperbolic if $n \geq 3$ (...
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### Outer automorphism group of posets

Let $X$ be a finite poset (we can assume it is connected) and $A_K(X)$ the incidence algebra of $X$ over a field $K$. The following result is well known, see for example corollary 7.3.7 in the book &...
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### similar homomorphisms and conjugate subgroups

Suppose that $A$ is an abelian group and let $G$ be a finite group. Let $\alpha, \beta :G\rightarrow {\rm Aut}(A)$ be two injective homomorphisms. The homomorphisms $\alpha$ and $\beta$ are called ...
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### Automorphism groups of the complex numbers, and other fields

If one accepts the Axiom of Choice (AC), then the automorphism group of $\mathbb{C}$ is a huge and wild group, very poorly understood. But apparently if one does not accept the Axiom of Choice, then ...
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### What is the automorphism group of the projective line minus $n$ points?

$\DeclareMathOperator{\AGL}{\operatorname{AGL}}\DeclareMathOperator{\PGL}{\operatorname{PGL}}$What is the automorphism group of $\mathbb P^1$ minus $n$ points (let's say over an algebraically closed ...
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### Automorphisms group of complex and real simple Lie algebras

$\DeclareMathOperator{\Inn}{\operatorname{Inn}}\DeclareMathOperator{\Aut}{\operatorname{Aut}}\DeclareMathOperator{\Out}{\operatorname{Out}}\DeclareMathOperator{\g}{\mathfrak{g}}$According to Wikipedia,...
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### Spectral properties of half-transitive graphs

The half-transitive graphs form a curious class of graphs with some kind of intermediate symmetry that is non-trivial to achieve. More precisely, a graph is half-transitive if its symmetry group is ...
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### Action on cohomology by automorphisms of ihs manifolds

For all known deformation types of irreducible holomorphic symplectic manifolds (which I call K3, K3$^n$, Kum$^n$, OG$^3$, OG$^5$, the exponent being half the complex dimension), it is known that the ...
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### Small automorphism groups of groups

I do not know much about group theory, so sorry in case this question is not for MO. For a finite group $G$, denote by $f(G)$ the number of elements of the automorphism group of $G$. Question: For ...
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### English translation of Fouxe-Rabinovitch paper

Is there somewhere an english translation of Fouxe-Rabinovitch's papers "D. I. Fouxe-Rabinovitch, Uber die Automorphismengruppen ¨ der freien Produkte. II, Rec. Math. [Mat. Sbornik] N.S., 1941, ...
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### Can the automorphism group vary too much in families of complex projective varieties?

In a family of smooth projective curves over a reduced complex scheme of finite type the list of isomorphism classes of automorphism groups of the fibers is finite. This follows from the Hurwitz's ...
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### What are the compact Aut(A) of an algebra A(G), G finite, that contains the identity?

If we have an algebra A over a finite group G, then if G is non-abelian we can have a non-trivial set of compact automorphisms of A that map the elements of G onto a set isomorphic to G. It may be ...
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### Automorphism group of the cycle graph with $k$ diagonals

Let $C_n$ be the cycle graph on $n$ vertices. Then $Aut(C_n) \cong D_{2n}$ the dihedral group of order $n$. Now, let $C_{n,i}$ be the cycle graph with $i$ many diagonals connecting opposite vertices ...
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