Regular realizations of p-groups
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This thesis is concerned with the Regular Inverse Galois Problem for p-groups over fields of characteristic unequal to p. Building upon results of Saltman, Dentzer characterized a class of finite groups that are automatically realized over every field, and proceeded to show that every group of order dividing p⁴ belongs to this class. We extend this result to include groups of order p⁵, provided that the base field k contains the p³-th roots of unity. The proof involves reducing to certain Brauer embedding problems defined over the rational function field k(x). Through explicit computation, we describe the cohomological obstructions to these embedding problems. Then by applying results about the Brauer group of a Dedekind domain, we show that they all possess solutions.