Journal of Lie Theory Vol. 12, No. 1, pp. 305308 (2002) 

The Abelian Subgroup Conjecture: A Counter ExampleW. HerfortWolfgang HerfortUniversity of Technology Vienna, Austria herfort@tuwien.ac.at Abstract: If an abelian subgroup $A$ of a locally compact group $G$ has the same weigth as $G$, it is termed large (see Hofmann, K. H., and S. A. Morris, Compact groups with large abelian subgroups, Math. Proc. Cambridge Philos. Soc. 133 (2002), to appear). It has been conjectured that every compact group has a large abelian subgroup. In this note we show that no free pro$p$ group $F(X)$ on set $X$ of cardinality greater than $\aleph_0$ contains a large abelian subgroup. Full text of the article:
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