# Class-preserving automorphisms of groups

Wed, 04/05/2016 - 11:00

Speaker:

Dr. Pradeep Kumar Rai (Bar-Ilan University)

Seminar:

Place:

Third floor seminar room

Abstract:

Let G be a group. An automorphism of G is called class-preserving if it maps each group element to a conjugate of it. The obvious examples of class-preserving automorphisms are inner automorphisms. The first example of a group having non-inner class-preserving automorphisms was given by Burnside in 1913. In this talk we shall present a brief survey of the topic and discuss the nilpotency of the outer class-preserving automorphism group, i.e. the factor group Aut_c(G) / Inn(G), where Aut_c(G) is the group of class-preserving automorphisms of G.

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