The character theory of finite groups has numerous basic questions that are often already quite involved: enumeration of irreducible characters, their character formulas, point-wise product decompositions, and restriction/induction between groups. A supercharacter theory is a framework for simplifying the character theory of a finite group, while ideally not losing all the important information. This paper studies one such theory that straddles the gap between retaining valuable group information while reducing the above fundamental questions to more combinatorial lattice constructions.

Revised: 2020-04-25

Accepted: 2020-04-26

Published online: 2020-10-12

Classification: 05E10, 20C15, 20E15

Keywords: Supercharacters, distributive lattices, restriction functor, tensor products.

@article{ALCO_2020__3_5_1059_0, author = {Aliniaeifard, Farid and Thiem, Nathaniel}, title = {The structure of normal lattice supercharacter theories}, journal = {Algebraic Combinatorics}, publisher = {MathOA foundation}, volume = {3}, number = {5}, year = {2020}, pages = {1059-1078}, doi = {10.5802/alco.126}, language = {en}, url = {alco.centre-mersenne.org/item/ALCO_2020__3_5_1059_0/} }

Aliniaeifard, Farid; Thiem, Nathaniel. The structure of normal lattice supercharacter theories. Algebraic Combinatorics, Volume 3 (2020) no. 5, pp. 1059-1078. doi : 10.5802/alco.126. https://alco.centre-mersenne.org/item/ALCO_2020__3_5_1059_0/

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