Charlotte Scott Centre for Algebra

School of Mathematics & Physics, University of Lincoln

Paper accepted by the Proceedings of the Edinburgh Mathematical Society

A paper by Sandro Mattarei, A sandwich in thin Lie algebras, has been accepted for publication in the Proceedings of the Edinburgh Mathematical Society. (See for a preprint version.)

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Abstract: A thin Lie algebra is a Lie algebra L, graded over the positive integers, with its first homogeneous component L_1 of dimension two and generating L, and such that each nonzero ideal of L lies between consecutive terms of its lower central series. All homogeneous components of a thin Lie algebra have dimension one or two, and the two-dimensional components are called diamonds.

Suppose the second diamond of L (that is, the next diamond past L_1) occurs in degree k. We prove that if k>5, then [Lyy]=0 for some nonzero element y of L_1. In characteristic not two this means y is a sandwich element of L. We discuss the relevance of this fact in connection with an important theorem of Premet on sandwich elements in modular Lie algebras.

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