School of Mathematics & Physics, University of Lincoln
New paper by Evgeny Khukhro (Univ. of Lincoln) and Pavel Shumyatsky (Univ. of Brasilia) “Strong conciseness of Engel words in profinite groups” has been accepted for publication in a high-ranking mathematical journal Mathematische Nachrichten. The work stems from the collaboration with University of Brasilia.
Abstract: A group word is said to be strongly concise in a class of profinite groups if, for any group in , either takes at least continuum many values in or the verbal subgroup is finite. It is conjectured that all words are strongly concise in the class of all profinite groups. Earlier Detomi, Klopsch, and Shumyatsky proved this conjecture for multilinear commutator words, as well as for some other particular words. They also proved that every group word is strongly concise in the class of nilpotent profinite groups, as well as that 2-Engel words are strongly concise (but their approach does not seem to generalise to -Engel words for ). In the present paper we prove that for any the -Engel word (where is repeated times) is strongly concise in the class of finitely generated profinite groups.