Algebra Seminar

Please note that the list below only shows forthcoming events, which may not include regular events that have not yet been entered for the forthcoming term. Please see the past events page for a list of all seminar series that the department has on offer.

Past events in this series
27 April 2021

Every finite group $G$ has a normal series each of whose factors is either a solvable group or a direct product of non-abelian simple groups. The minimum number of nonsolvable factors, attained on all possible such series in G, is called the nonsolvable length $\lambda(G)$ of $G$. In recent years several authors have investigated this invariant and its relation to other relevant parameters. E.g. it has been conjectured by Khukhro and Shumyatsky (as a particular case of a more general conjecture about non-$p$-solvable length) and Larsen that, if $\nu(G)$ is the length of the shortest law holding in the finite group G, the nonsolvable length of G can be bounded above by some function of $\nu(G)$. In a joint work with Francesco Fumagalli and Felix Leinen we have confirmed this conjecture proving that the inequality $\lambda(G) < \nu(G)$ holds in every finite group $G$. This result is obtained as a consequence of a result about permutation representations of finite groups of fixed nonsolvable length. In this talk I will outline the main ideas behind the proof of our result.

Add to My Calendar