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MSC: 05C25, 20E32
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Keywords:
intersection graph; finite simple group; diameter
Summary:
Let $G$ be a finite group. The intersection graph $\Delta _G$ of $G$ is an undirected graph without loops and multiple edges defined as follows: the vertex set is the set of all proper nontrivial subgroups of $G$, and two distinct vertices $X$ and $Y$ are adjacent if $X\cap Y\ne 1$, where $1$ denotes the trivial subgroup of order $1$. A question was posed by Shen (2010) whether the diameters of intersection graphs of finite non-abelian simple groups have an upper bound. We answer the question and show that the diameters of intersection graphs of finite non-abelian simple groups have an upper bound $28$. In particular, the intersection graph of a finite non-abelian simple group is connected.
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