An Isaac Newton Institute Workshop

Model Theory, Algebraic and Analytic Geometry

Groups of finite Morley rank and genericity

12th July 2005

Author: Jaligot Eric (Lyon I - CNRS)


The ultimate Algebricity Conjecture concerning groups of finite Morley rank postulates that simple groups of this class are algebraic. The weaker Genericity Conjecture postulates that they contain a generous Carter subgroup. These definable connected nilpotent subgroups of finite index in their normalizers exist in any group of finite Morley rank and they are a good approximation of maximal tori in the algebraic context. Such a subgroup is said to be generous if its conjugates form a generic subset of the ambiant group. I will explain a conjugacy theorem of generous Carter subgroups and show some striking consequences of the presence a generous Carter subgroup in a group of finite Morley rank.

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