# The Amit-Vishne condition for semi-rationality of groups

Seminar

Speaker

Tzoor Plotnikov (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Date

09/05/2018 - 11:30 - 10:30Add to Calendar

`2018-05-09 10:30:00``2018-05-09 11:30:00``The Amit-Vishne condition for semi-rationality of groups``A finite group is called semi-rational if the distribution induced on it by any word map is a virtual character. Amit and Vishne give a sufficient condition for a group to be semi-rational, and ask whether it is also necessary. We answer this in the negative, by exhibiting two new criteria for semi-rationality, each giving rise to an infinite family of semi-rational groups which do not satisfy the Amit-Vishne condition. On the other hand, we use recent work of Lubotzky to show that for finite simple groups the Amit-Vishne condition is indeed necessary, and we use this to construct the first known example of an infinite family of non-semi-rational groups.``Third floor seminar room``אוניברסיטת בר-אילן - Department of Mathematics``mathoffice@math.biu.ac.il``Asia/Jerusalem``public`Place

Third floor seminar room

Abstract

A finite group is called semi-rational if the distribution induced on it by any word map is a virtual character. Amit and Vishne give a sufficient condition for a group to be semi-rational, and ask whether it is also necessary. We answer this in the negative, by exhibiting two new criteria for semi-rationality, each giving rise to an infinite family of semi-rational groups which do not satisfy the Amit-Vishne condition. On the other hand, we use recent work of Lubotzky to show that for finite simple groups the Amit-Vishne condition is indeed necessary, and we use this to construct the first known example of an infinite family of non-semi-rational groups.

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