Nikolaus conference 2017

Speaker: Mun See Chang (St Andrews)

Title: Computing Normalisers in Permutation Groups


The current state of the art algorithm for finding the normaliser \(N_G(H)\) of a subgroup \(H\) in a finite permutation group \(G\) does not perform well when all orbits of \(H\) have size at most 2. By considering these groups as vector spaces, the performance of the algorithm has been greatly improved. In this talk I will demonstrate some tests used in this algorithm to reduce the search size.

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