Component groups of unipotent centralizers in good characteristic
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Let G be a connected, reductive group over an algebraically closed field of good characteristic. For uG unipotent, we describe the conjugacy classes in the component group A(u) of the centralizer of u. Our results extend work of the second author done for simple, adjoint G over the complex numbers. When G is simple and adjoint, the previous work of the second author makes our description combinatorial and explicit; moreover, it turns out that knowledge of the conjugacy classes suffices to determine the group structure of A(u). Thus we obtain the result, previously known through case-checking, that the structure of the component group A(u) is independent of good characteristic.
GJ McNinch and E Sommers. "Component groups of unipotent centralizers in good characteristic" Journal of Algebra 260.1 (2003): 323-337.
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