## Abstract

In this paper we classify the maximal subsemigroups of the full transformation semigroup Ω

We classify the maximal subsemigroups of Ω

^{Ω}, which consists of all mappings on the infinite set Ω, containing certain subgroups of the symmetric group Sym (Ω) on Ω. In 1965 Gavrilov showed that there are five maximal subsemigroups of Ω^{Ω}containing Sym (Ω) when Ω is countable, and in 2005 Pinsker extended Gavrilov's result to sets of arbitrary cardinality.We classify the maximal subsemigroups of Ω

^{Ω}on a set Ω of arbitrary infinite cardinality containing one of the following subgroups of Sym (Ω): the pointwise stabiliser of a non-empty finite subset of Ω, the stabiliser of an ultrafilter on Ω, or the stabiliser of a partition of Ω into finitely many subsets of equal cardinality. If G is any of these subgroups, then we deduce a characterisation of the mappings f, g ∈ Ω^{Ω}such that the semigroup generated by G ∪ {f, g} equals Ω^{Ω}.Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 1911-1944 |

Number of pages | 34 |

Journal | Transactions of the American Mathematical Society |

Volume | 367 |

Issue number | 3 |

Early online date | 18 Nov 2014 |

DOIs | |

Publication status | Published - 1 Mar 2015 |