The laitinen conjecture for finite non-solvable groups

Krzysztof Pawałowski, Toshio Sumi

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For any finite group G, we impose an algebraic condition, the G nil-coset condition, and prove that any finite Oliver group G satisfying the G nil-coset condition has a smooth action on some sphere with isolated fixed points at which the tangent G-modules are not isomorphic to each other. Moreover, we prove that, for any finite non-solvable group G not isomorphic to Aut(A 6) or PΣL(2, 27), the G nil-coset condition holds if and only if rG ≥ 2, where rG is the number of real conjugacy classes of elements of G not of prime power order. As a conclusion, the Laitinen Conjecture holds for any finite non-solvable group not isomorphic to Aut(A 6).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)303-336
Number of pages34
JournalProceedings of the Edinburgh Mathematical Society
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Mathematics


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