Inverse Galois Theory

  • Gunter Malle
  • B. Heinrich Matzat

Part of the Springer Monographs in Mathematics book series (SMM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Gunter Malle, B. Heinrich Matzat
    Pages 1-90
  3. Gunter Malle, B. Heinrich Matzat
    Pages 91-175
  4. Gunter Malle, B. Heinrich Matzat
    Pages 177-284
  5. Gunter Malle, B. Heinrich Matzat
    Pages 285-382
  6. Gunter Malle, B. Heinrich Matzat
    Pages 383-446
  7. Gunter Malle, B. Heinrich Matzat
    Pages 447-489
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 491-533

About this book


This second edition addresses the question of which finite groups occur as Galois groups over a given field. In particular, this includes the question of the structure and the representations of the absolute Galois group of K, as well as its finite epimorphic images, generally referred to as the inverse problem of Galois theory.

In the past few years, important strides have been made in all of these areas. The aim of the book is to provide a systematic and extensive overview of these advances, with special emphasis on the rigidity method and its applications. Among others, the book presents the most successful known existence theorems and construction methods for Galois extensions and solutions of embedding problems, together with a collection of the current Galois realizations.
There have been two major developments since the first edition of this book was released. The first is the algebraization of the Katz algorithm for (linearly) rigid generating systems of finite groups; the second is the emergence of a modular Galois theory. The latter has led to new construction methods for additive polynomials with given Galois group over fields of positive characteristic. Both methods have their origin in the Galois theory of differential and difference equations.


12F12, 12-XX, 20-XX Inverse Galois theory Rigid Group generators Braid groups Embedding problems Modular Galois theory

Authors and affiliations

  • Gunter Malle
    • 1
  • B. Heinrich Matzat
    • 2
  1. 1.FB MathematikTU KaiserslauternKaiserslauternGermany
  2. 2.Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Wissenschaftliches RechnenUniversität Heidelberg HeidelbergGermany

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