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1600. Annalisa Conversano
Nilpotent groups, o-minimal Euler characteristic, and linear algebraic groups

Submission date: 22 April 2019


We establish a surprising correspondence between groups definable in o-minimal structures and linear algebraic groups, in the nilpotent case. It turns out that in the o-minimal context, like for finite groups, nilpotency is equivalent to the normalizer property or to uniqueness of Sylow subgroups. As a consequence, we show algebraic decompositions of o-minimal nilpotent groups, and we prove that a nilpotent Lie group is definable in an o-minimal expansion of the reals if and only if it is a linear algebraic group.

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Full text arXiv 1904.09738: pdf, ps.

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