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Dr. Giles Gardam

Project leader

Project

48Profinite and RFRS groups

Publications within SPP2026

The unit conjecture, commonly attributed to Kaplansky, predicts that if \(K\) is a field and \(G\) is a torsion-free group then the only units of the group ring \(K[G]\) are the trivial units, that is, the non-zero scalar multiples of group elements. We give a concrete counterexample to this conjecture; the group is virtually abelian and the field is order two.

 

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48Profinite and RFRS groups

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