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Stable pseudofinite groups

Presented by: 
D Macpherson [Leeds]
Date: 
Tuesday 1st February 2005 -
11:00 to 12:00
Venue: 
INI Seminar Room 1
Abstract: 

I will discuss recent work with Katrin Tent, in which it is shown that any stable pseudofinite group is soluble-by-finite. The `Mekler Construction' gives stable pseudofinite groups which are not abelian-by-finite. We do not know whether every stable pseudofinite group is nilpotent-by-finite.

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