# On the Pettis-Johnstone theorem for localic groups

@inproceedings{Chen2021OnTP, title={On the Pettis-Johnstone theorem for localic groups}, author={Ruiyuan Chen}, year={2021} }

We explain how Johnstone’s 1989 proof of the closed subgroup theorem for localic groups can be viewed as a point-free version of Pettis’s theorem for Baire topological groups. We then use it to derive localic versions of the open mapping theorem and automatic continuity of Borel homomorphisms, as well as the non-existence of binary coproducts of complete Boolean algebras.

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