Study seeks to prove Quillen’s conjecture
Funded by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions programme, the QUILCON project aims to prove the Quillen subgroup-poset conjecture that appeared in 1978. The conjecture states that for a finite group G and a prime number p, if the poset of the non-trivial p-subgroups of G is contractible, then G has a non-trivial normal p-subgroup. To prove this conjecture, the project will use tools from higher category theory and combinatorial homotopy. The conjecture is important for linking finite group theory, algebraic topology and combinatorics.
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