Type: Seminar

Distribution: World

Expiry: 1 Jun 2010

Auth: pamelag(.ampgrad;1539.16000)@p80724.pc.maths.usyd.edu.au

The minimal degree of a group G is the least positive integer n such that G embeds inside Sym(n). A group is said to be exceptional is there exists a normal subgroup N such that the minimal degree of G/N is strictly greater than the minimal degree of G. This talk will be about the smallest exceptional p-groups.