Type: Seminar

Distribution: World

Expiry: 19 Aug 2008

CalTitle1: Algebra Seminar: Glasby -- The automorphisms of p-groups with only three characteristic subgroups

Auth: anthonyh@asti.maths.usyd.edu.au

Although there are p^{2n^3/27} groups G of order p^n (by work of Higman and Sims), and Aut(G) can have arbitrary quotients (by work of Heineken and Liebeck), most p-groups G have very small automorphism groups (by Helleloid and Martin). This talk considers p-groups G where G, Phi(G) and 1 are the only characteristic subgroups. These groups seem to have large and interesting automorphism groups seemingly related to maximal irreducible linear groups. Their study raises questions about the representation theory of exterior squares. This is joint work with Csaba Schneider and Peter Pálfy. |