Restriction of characters to subgroups of wreath products and basic sets for the symmetric group

Jean-Baptiste Gramain*, Adriana Marciuk

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In this paper, we give the decomposition into irreducible characters of the restriction to the wreath product Zp−1 o Sw of any irreducible character of (Zp o Zp−1) o Sw, where p is any odd prime, w ≥ 0 is an integer, and Zp and Zp−1 denote the cyclic groups of order p and p − 1 respectively. This answers the question of how to decompose the restrictions to p-regular elements of irreducible characters of the symmetric group Sn in the Z-basis corresponding to the p-basic set of Sn described by Brunat and Gramain in [1]. The result is given in terms of the Littlewood-Richardson coefficients for the symmetric group.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages14
JournalCommunications in Algebra
Early online date30 Jan 2020
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 30 Jan 2020



  • basic sets
  • character theory
  • representation theory
  • symmetric group
  • wreath products
  • Basic sets

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Algebra and Number Theory

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