Characters of odd degree of symmetric groups

Research paper by Eugenio Giannelli

Indexed on: 25 Jan '16Published on: 25 Jan '16Published in: Mathematics - Representation Theory


We construct a natural bijection between odd-degree irreducible characters of S_n and linear characters of its Sylow 2-subgroup P_n. When n is a power of 2, we show that such a bijection is nicely induced by the restriction functor. We conclude with a characterization of the irreducible characters \chi of S_n such that the restriction of \chi to P_n has a unique linear constituent.