Normal generation of locally compact groups

It is a well-known open problem since the 1970s whether a finitely generated perfect group can be normally generated by a single element or not. We prove that the topological version of this problem has an affirmative answer as long as we exclude infinite discrete quotients (which is probably a necessary restriction).

Authors: A. Eisenmann, N. MonodBibliographical: Bull. London Math. Soc.

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