Green functions and Glauberman degree-divisibility


The Glauberman correspondence is a fundamental bijection in the character theory of finite groups. In 1994, Hartley and Turull established a degree-divisibility property for characters related by that correspondence, subject to a congruence condition which should hold for the Green functions of finite groups of Lie type, as defined by Deligne and Lusztig. Here, we present a general argument for completing the proof of that congruence condition. Consequently, the degree-divisibility property holds in complete generality.


Meinolf Geck

IAZ - Lehrstuhl für Algebra, Universität Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany