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### Cohomological finiteness (boundedness) property

Let $G$ be arbitrary group. Let us assume it is $\operatorname{FP}_\infty$. Suppose that the integral cohomology groups $H^i(G, \mathbb{Z})$ have bounded rank as finitely generated free abelian groups ...
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### Quotient of an Artin group is an Artin group

I'm working on a problem about Artin groups, and to simplify this problem I want to take a quotient that allow us to go to an easier Artin group, but I'm not sure if the quotient is well defined. This ...
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### Subgroup membership problem in simple groups

Let $G$ be a finitely presented simple group. By Kuznetsov (1958), $G$ has decidable word problem. However, by Scott , $G$ may have undecidable conjugacy problem. Is anything known about other ...
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### Presentationally finite group "extensions"

Fix a group $G$ and fix a presentation of $G$ as $\langle X\mid R\rangle$. A presentationally finite extension of $G$ is any group that can be presented as $H=\langle X\cup X'\mid R\cup R'\rangle$, ...
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### Finite groups with number of generators strictly less than number of relations

For the finite cyclic group of order $n$, there is the standard presentation $\langle a \mid a^n\rangle$. Also for $S_n$ (symmetric group), I know a few presentations where the number of relations is ...
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### Permuting subgroups with the same finite index

Suppose that we have a finitely generated residually finite group $G = \langle g_1,\ldots,g_r \rangle$ with polynomial growth. Let $H$ be a subgroup of $G$ with finite index $m$. Let $\phi$ be an ...
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### Which properties can be read off the balls of a Cayley graph?

For which properties (P) [of groups] does the following hold: given a group $G$ which has a finite presentation with at most $n$ relations of length at most $\ell$, there is a $R(n,\ell)$ so that, if ...
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### When are biautomatic groups hyperbolic?

This list of open problems from http://grouptheory.info/ includes the question: "Is every biautomatic group which does not contain any $\mathbb{Z} \times \mathbb{Z}$ subgroups, hyperbolic?" ...
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### Finite presentability of semi-direct product of free group and its commutator subgroup

Let $F_n$ be a free group of rank $n \geq 2$. The group $F_n$ acts on its commutator subgroup $[F_n,\, F_n]$ by conjugation. Let $G = [F_n,\, F_n] \rtimes F_n$. It's not hard to see that $G$ is ...
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### The conjugacy problem for two-relator groups

Is the conjugacy problem for two-relator groups known to be undecidable? The word problem for two-relator groups is a famous open problem (appearing e.g. as Question 9.29 in the Kourovka notebook), ...
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### Examples of infinitely presented non-LEF groups

A group is LEF (locally embeddable in the class of finite groups) if it embeds into an ultraproduct of finite groups. Residually finite groups are LEF and finitely presented LEF groups are residually ...
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### Tools for computing from group presentations

What are some tools -- either theoretical/by hand or algorithmic/by computer -- that are useful for doing computations in finitely presented groups? In my particular case, I'm working with a finitely ...
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### Combinatorial problem in $G(32, \, 6)$

The following problem arose when studying the same type of questions in Algebraic Geometry that led me to my previous question MO379272. Let us consider the group $G$ of order $32$ whose label in GAP4 ...
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### Can one reduce to 'reversing' the right multiplier finite-state automata of an automatic group to obtain a biautomatic structure?

Let $\left( G, A, W, \left\{ R_{a} \right\}_{a \in A \cup \{ 1 \}} \right)$ be a group equipped with an automatic structure, where $G$ is the group, $A$ is a finite set of generators of $G$, $W$ is ...
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### Combinatorial problem in $\mathsf{S}_4$

I am working on a problem in Combinatorial Group Theory related to a construction in Algebraic Geometry, and I would like to have a conceptual proof of the fact described below. I am looking for ...
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### Proving an inequality regarding number of transitive subgroups of the symmetric group

I defined the sequence $t$ where where $t(n)$ is the number of transitive subgroups of $S_n$ where we regard conjugate subgroups as distinct, i.e. the labeled version of A002106 at the OEIS. Then I ...
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### Is Thompson's group $T$ co-Hopfian?

A group $G$ is co-Hopfian if every injective homomorphism $G\to G$ is bijective, i.e., if $G$ contains no proper subgroups isomorphic to $G$. My question is whether Thompson's group $T$ is co-Hopfian. ...
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### CCT groups of order $\leq 32$

A finite, non-abelian group $G$ is said to be a center commutative-transitive group $($or a CCT-group, for short$)$ if commutativity is a transitive relation on the set on non-central elements. In ...
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### Are these two kernels isomorphic groups?

We have a finitely presented, infinite group $\mathsf{B}$, coming from a geometric topology problem (it is the quotient of a braid group for a genus 2 surface). It is generated by elements \begin{...