Journal of Algebraic Combinatorics

, Volume 47, Issue 2, pp 233–239 | Cite as

On the number of non-zero character values in generalized blocks of symmetric groups

  • Lucia Morotti


Given a generalized e-block B of a symmetric group and an e-regular conjugacy class C, we study the number of irreducible characters in B which do not vanish on C and find lower bounds for it.


Symmetric groups Generalized blocks Characters 

Mathematics Subject Classification




The author thanks Anton Evseev for the question which lead to starting this work and Christine Bessenrodt for help reviewing the paper.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Algebra, Zahlentheorie und Diskrete MathematikLeibniz Universität HannoverHannoverGermany

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