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### What's an example of an $n$-step nilpotent Lie algebra whose centre is not $g^{(n)}$?

Let $\mathfrak g$ be a Lie algebra. $\mathfrak g^{(1)}=\mathfrak g$ and $\mathfrak g^{(n+1)}=[\mathfrak g,\mathfrak g^{(n)}]=\mathbb R$-span$\{[X,Y]:X\in\mathfrak g,Y\in\mathfrak g^{(n)}\}$. The ...
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### Do lattices of small co-volume always exist in rational, connected, simply connected, nilpotent Lie groups?

Given a connected, simply connected, rational, nilpotent Lie group $G$, is there a lattice of arbitrarily small co-volume in $G$? If $G$ is Carnot, the answer is "yes" by applying a ...
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### Euler class of extension of free nilpotent groups

Fix some $n \geq 2$. For $k \geq 1$, let $N_k$ be the free $k$-step nilpotent group on $n$ generators, i.e., the quotient of the free group $F_n$ by the $(k+1)^{\text{st}}$ term $\gamma_{k+1}(F_n)$ ...
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### A different approach to proving a property of finite solvable groups

Edit: I'd be happy to hear any vague thoughts you might have, however far they may be from a complete solution! I asked this on math.stackexchange a couple of days ago, but it didn't attract any ...
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### Operators associated with unitary representations of nilpotent Lie group

Let $G$ be a nilpotent Lie Group, and $\pi:G\to B(\mathcal H)$ be an irreducible unitary representation on the Hilbert space $\mathcal H$. One can use the Bochner integral to define a linear map as ...
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### Relation between flat and nilpotent structures on fibers?

When collapsing Riemannian manifolds under suitable curvature conditions, two types of structure arise on the fibers: flat structures and nilpotent structures. This depends on the scale at which one ...
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### Order problem in nilpotent groups

Let $G$ be a f.g. nilpotent group. I wanted to know if the order problem (given $g \in G$, deciding if there exists $n$ s.t. $g^n=e$) is decidable in $G$? In such a group, the word problem is ...
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### Reconstructing a nilpotent Lie algebra from its cohomology with $A_{\infty}$-structure

Let $L$ be a nilpotent Lie algebra (over a field of char 0) and $CE^{\bullet}(L)$ be its Chevalley-Eilenberg dg-algebra. By homotopy transfer, there exists a structure of an $A_{\infty}$-algebra on ...
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### Nilpotency of Lie Algebra from Structure Constants

Suppose we have a Lie algebra with structure constants $$\mathrm{d}e^i=\sum_{j<k}a_{ijk}e^j\wedge e^k$$ for some coefficients $a_{ijk}$. In this setting, how may be checked (perhaps ...
Let $Nil$ be the unique simply connected non-abelian three-dimensional nilpotent Lie group, i.e. the group of upper triangular matrices with all the eigenvalues equal to 1 (this group is also known as ...
Let $G$ be an abstract group. The Malcev completion $\widehat{G}$ of $G$ (over $\mathbb{Q}$) is the set of group-like elements in the complete Hopf algebra \$\widehat{\mathbb{Q}[G]} = \lim_n \mathbb{Q}...