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On Oliver's p-group conjecture :II.

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Journal publication date05/2010
JournalMathematische Annalen
Number of pages12
Original languageEnglish


Let $p$ be an odd prime and $S$ a finite $p$-group. B.~Oliver's conjecture arises from an open problem in the theory of $p$-local finite groups and says that a certain characteristic subgroup $\mathfrak{X}(S)$ of $S$ always contains the Thompson subgroup. In previous work the first two authors and M.~Lilienthal recast Oliver's conjecture as a statement about the representation theory of the factor group $S/\mathfrak{X}(S)$. We now verify the conjecture for a wide variety of groups~$S/\mathfrak{X}(S)$.