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Does $\mathrm{SL}_{n}(\mathbb{Z}/p^{2})$ have the same number of conjugacy classes as $\mathrm{SL}_{n}(\mathbb{F}_{p}[t]/t^{2})$?

Let $p$ be a prime; $\mathbb{F}_{p}$ is the field with $p$ elements and $\mathbb{F}_{p}[t]$ the ring of polynomials in $t$ over $\mathbb{F}_{p}$. Does $\mathrm{SL}_{n}(\mathbb{Z}/p^{2})$ have the ...
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Relation Among Conjugacy Classes

This is more a request to find out if there is any work in the literature discussing certain things. Is there a naturally defined partial ordering on the set of conjugacy classes of a finite group G? ...
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Complex symmetric matrices in a conjugacy class of SU(N)

Let $a$ be the following matrix in SU(N) $$ A=\begin{bmatrix}a & \\ & a\\ &&\ddots \\&&&b\\&&&& b\\&&&&&\ddots\end{bmatrix} $$ with $m$...
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On conjugacy classes of $M_n(F)$ where $F$ is a finite field

I want to determine all the orbits of $GL_n(F)$ acting on $Mat_n(F)$. But this seems too complicated, so I want to start with $Mat_3(F).$ But still, I have no idea. I know that Fulman has introduced a ...
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Torsion-free groups with finite conjugacy classes

Does there exist a finitely presented, torsion-free group $G$ which has conjugacy classes of finite size greater than one? This condition came up in a research project, and we would like to rule out ...
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Finite groups with lots of conjugacy classes, but only small abelian normal subgroups?

Denote the commuting probability (the probability that two randomly chosen elements commute) of a finite group $G$ by $\operatorname{cp}(G)$. By a result of Gustafson [2], $\operatorname{cp}(G)=\...
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Conjugacy classes of $\mathrm{SL}_2(\mathbb{Z})$

I was wondering if there is some description known for the conjugacy classes of $$\mathrm{SL}_2(\mathbb{Z})=\{A\in \mathrm{GL}_2(\mathbb{Z})|\;\;|\det(A)|=1\}.$$ I was not able to find anything about ...
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Need a good name for an algorithmic problem in groups that generalizes the conjugacy problem

I am looking for a good name for the following problem: Given elements $g_1,\dotsc,g_n$ in a (finitely generated) group $G$, determine if the product of their conjugacy classes $g_1^G\dotsb g_n^G$ ...
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Conjugacy scheme, fppf versus GIT

I would be glad to have some guidance in the following. Let $k$ be an algebraically closed field. Let $G$ be a connected reductive group over $k$. Denote by $\mathfrak{c}$ the Zariski spectrum of the ...
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Is there a big solvable subgroup in every finite group?

Definition: Let $G$ be a group, and let $H \leq G$ be a subgroup. We say that $H$ is big in $G$ if for every intermediate subgroup $H \leq L \leq G$ there exists some $x \in L$ such that $\langle H \...
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Rational Conjugacy Classes of Finite Groups

Suppose $G$ is a finite group and $A$ is the set of all character values of $G$. By character values, I mean entries of the character table of $G$. Let $\Gamma = \operatorname{Gal}({\mathbb{Q}(A)}/{\...
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existence of a finite group which is the union of self normalizing subgroups

Can a finite group G be the union of self normalizing subgroups such that the intersection between any two of these subgroups is equal to the unit of the group G? I don't think so but I can't prove ...
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What is natural about the well-known bijection between conjugacy classes and irreps of a symmetric group?

Symmetric groups possess a well-known bijection between conjugacy classes and irreducible representations. More precisely, both sets are indexed by Young diagrams. Question: To what extent is this ...
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The Simultaneous Conjugacy Problem in the symmetric group $S_N$

We are interested in the following notions in the case $G=S_N$, the symmetric group on $\{1,\dots,N\}$. Fix a group $G$ and a number $d$. For $(g_1,\dots,g_d)\in G^d$ and $x\in G$, define $$(g_1,\...
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Examples of finite groups with “good” bijection(s) between conjugacy classes and irreducible representations?

For symmetric group conjugacy classes and irreducible representation both are parametrized by Young diagramms, so there is a kind of "good" bijection between the two sets. For general finite groups ...
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Is there an infinite group with exactly two conjugacy classes?

Is there an infinite group with exactly two conjugacy classes?
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Characters of p-groups

Berkovich mentioned the following result of Mann in his book on p-groups: The number of nonlinear irreducible characters of given degree in a p-group is divided by p-1. Do you know any reference for ...
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Product of conjugacy classes - is there an analog of Tanaka-Krein reconstruction ?

Consider a finite group G. The product of conjugacy classes can be defined in natural way just by multiplying the representatives and counting multiplicities (see e.g. MO 62088). So we get ring with ...
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Why would dim primitive irrep divide size of some conjugacy class ?

From Isaacs et.al. 2005 Conjecture C. Let χ be a primitive irreducible character of an arbitrary finite group G. Then χ(1) divides | clG(g)| for some element g ∈ G. Here, of course, we ...