Let G be a finite simple group of Lie type, and let πG be the permutation representation of G associated with the action of G on itself by conjugation. We prove that every irreducible complex representation of G is a constituent of πG, unless G=PSUn(q) and n≥3 is coprime to 2(q+1), where precisely one irreducible representation fails. We also prove that every irreducible representation of G is a constituent of the tensor square St ⊗ St of the Steinberg representation St of G, with the same exceptions as in the previous statement.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||23|
|Journal||Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society|
|State||Published - Apr 2013|
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