Proving a conjecture for fusion systems on a class of groups

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We prove the conjecture that exotic and block-exotic fusion systems coincide holds for all fusion systems on exceptional p-groups of maximal nilpotency class, where p≥5. This is done by considering a family of exotic fusion systems discovered by Parker and Stroth. Together with a previous result by the author, which we also generalise in this paper, and a result by Grazian and Parker this implies the conjecture for fusion systems on such groups. Considering small primes, there are no exotic fusion systems on 2-groups of maximal class and for p=3, we prove block-exoticity of two exotic fusion systems described by Diaz–Ruiz–Viruel.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)617-624
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of algebra
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jan 2024

External IDs

Scopus 85174188135


ASJC Scopus subject areas


  • Blocks, Fusion systems