Extensions of homomorphisms between localities

Ellen Henke* (Corresponding Author)

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Working paper


We show that the automorphism group of a linking system associated to a saturated fusion system $\mathcal{F}$ depends only on $\mathcal{F}$ as long as the object set of the linking system is $\mathrm{Aut}(\mathcal{F})$-invariant. This was known to be true for linking systems in Oliver's definition, but we demonstrate that the result holds also for linking systems in the considerably more general definition introduced previously by the author of this paper. A similar result is proved for linking localities, which are group-like structures corresponding to linking systems. Our argument builds on a general lemma about the existence of an extension of a homomorphism between localities. This lemma is also used to reprove a theorem of Chermak showing that there is a natural bijection between the sets of partial normal subgroups of two possibly different linking localities over the same fusion system.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages32
Publication statusSubmitted - 22 Jun 2020


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