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Donovan’s conjecture, blocks with abelian defect groups and discrete valuation rings

Eaton, C. W., Eisele, F. ORCID: 0000-0001-8267-2094 and Livesey, M. (2019). Donovan’s conjecture, blocks with abelian defect groups and discrete valuation rings. Mathematische Zeitschrift, doi: 10.1007/s00209-019-02354-1

Abstract

We give a reduction to quasisimple groups for Donovan’s conjecture for blocks with abelian defect groups defined with respect to a suitable discrete valuation ring O. Consequences are that Donovan’s conjecture holds for O-blocks with abelian defect groups for the prime two, and that, using recent work of Farrell and Kessar, for arbitrary primes Donovan’s conjecture for O-blocks with abelian defect groups reduces to bounding the Cartan invariants of blocks of quasisimple groups in terms of the defect. A result of independent interest is that in general (i.e. for arbitrary defect groups) Donovan’s conjecture for O-blocks is a consequence of conjectures predicting bounds on the O-Frobenius number and on the Cartan invariants, as was proved by Kessar for blocks defined over an algebraically closed field.

Publication Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Departments: School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering > Mathematics
URI: https://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/23440
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