Normal subgroup structure of totally disconnected locally compact groups

The present article is a summary of joint work of the author and Phillip Wesolek on the normal subgroup structure of totally disconnected locally compact second-countable (t.d.l.c.s.c.) groups. The general strategy is as follows: We obtain normal series for a t.d.l.c.s.c. group in which each factor is ‘small’ or a non-abelian chief factor; we show that up… CONTINUE READING