Another 80-dimensional extremal lattice
Journal de Théorie des Nombres de Bordeaux, Volume 24 (2012) no. 1, pp. 237-255.

We show that the unimodular lattice associated to the rank 20 quaternionic matrix group SL 2 (F 41 )S ˜ 3 GL 80 (Z) is a fourth example of an 80-dimensional extremal lattice. Our method is to use the positivity of the Θ-series in conjunction with an enumeration of all the norm 10 vectors. The use of Aschbacher’s theorem on subgroups of finite classical groups (reliant on the classification of finite simple groups) provides one proof that this lattice is distinct from the previous three, while computing the inner product distribution of the minimal vectors is an alternative method. We give details of the latter, and this method also enables us to find the full automorphism group for each of the four lattices. As already noted by Nebe, this fourth lattice has an additional 2-extension in its automorphism group.

Nous montrons que le réseau unimodulaire associé au groupe de matrices quaternioniques SL 2 (F 41 )S ˜ 3 GL 80 (Z) de rang 20 donne un quatrième exemple d’un réseau extrémal en dimension 80. Notre méthode utilise la positivié de la série Θ ainsi que l’énumération des vecteurs de norme 10. L’utilisation du théorème d’Aschbacher sur les sous-groupes de groupes finis classiques (qui dépend de la classification des groupes finis simples) permet de démontrer que ce réseau est différent des trois précédents. Une autre méthode est de calculer la distribution du produit scalaire des vecteurs minimaux. Cette dernière méthode nous permet également de déterminer complètement le groupe des automorphismes de ces quatre réseaux. Comme cela a déjà été noté par Nebe, ce quatrième réseau possède une 2-extension supplémentaire de son groupe d’automorphismes.

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Mark Watkins 1

1 Magma Computer Algebra Group Department of Mathematics, Carslaw Building University of Sydney, NSW 2006 AUSTRALIA
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Mark Watkins. Another 80-dimensional extremal lattice. Journal de Théorie des Nombres de Bordeaux, Volume 24 (2012) no. 1, pp. 237-255. doi : 10.5802/jtnb.795. https://jtnb.centre-mersenne.org/articles/10.5802/jtnb.795/

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