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Bruhat order and Schubert cycles

I am looking for a good (textbook) reference for the basic fact (due to Chevalley) that for every semisimple Lie group $G$ (without compact factors) with Weyl group $W$, the Bruhat order on $W$ ...
3
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0answers
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What is the status of the Friedlander-Milnor conjecture today?

For the purposes of this question, the Friedlander-Milnor (FM) conjecture asserts an equality of the group homology for algebraic groups, and their discretizations in the following sense: Conjecture ...
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Connection between two theorems on character values?

In a recent arXiv preprint here, Dipendra Prasad has revisited a 1976 theorem of Kostant (Theorem 2 in the paper On Macdonald's $\eta$-function formula, the Laplacian and generalized exponents, ...
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Does a spherical building embeds in a building of type $A_n$?

I'm interested in the question in the title. Does a spherical building $B$ always embeds in a building $\tilde B$ of type $A_n$ for some $n$? By embedding I mean an isometric embedding with respect ...
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191 views

About structure of parabolic subgroups of finite classical algebraic groups

Dear Members of Mathoverflow, I am interested about a Fact (if it is right) of the structure of parabolic subgroups of finite classical algebraic groups: Let G be a classical algebraic group over ...
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1answer
83 views

Weyl group action on complexified Iwasawa decomposition

Let $G$ be a complex, reductive, algebraic group and let $G=KB$ be the complexified Iwasawa decomposition of $G$, see also [SW02]. Let $T$ be a maximal torus of $B$, therefore a maximal torus of $G$. ...
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Reference Help: Matsuki duality Orbits

I'm studying the Matsuki duality of $G_0$-orbits and $K$-orbits over a flag manifold $G/P$ where $G$ is semisimple complex Lie group and $P$ is a parabolic subgroup. I would like to study some ...
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1answer
122 views

Indefinite orthogonal groups over p-adics

Let $q$ be a rational quadratic form. How can we think of a Cartan decomposition of $O_q(Q_p)$? Is there a notion of Cartan involution for p-adic field, so that we can execute same process as we do ...
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358 views

Getting the story of Dynkin and Satake diagrams straight

I've been trying to teach myself the theory of Lie groups. The sources I've been reading reference Lie algebras in the context of Dynkin and Satake diagrams, but not Lie groups (which I am more ...
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71 views

The centralizer $Z_G(X)$ of a nilpotent element in a real simple Lie group

I am looking for the description of the centralizer $Z_G(X)$ , where $G$ is a real simple Lie Group and $X\in \ Lie (G) $ such that $X^d=0,\ X^{d-1}\neq 0 $. It is is helpful to me any references or ...
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Open cell decomposition after applying a Weyl group element

Let $G=\operatorname{GL}(n,\mathbb C)$. What follows can be put into a more general context, but I would like to first understand it for this case, the generalization is a second step. For ...
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1answer
75 views

Cohen-Macaulayness of the scheme of centralizer

Let $G$ be a simply connected group over an algebraically closed field $k$, and $I:=\{(g,\gamma)\in G\times G\vert~ g\gamma=\gamma g\}$ the scheme of centralizer. Is $I$ a Cohen-Macaulay scheme ...
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semisimple conjugacy classes over general bases

Let $k$ be an algebraically closed field, $G$ a connected reductive group, $T$ a maximal torus, $W$ the Weyl group and $\chi:G\rightarrow T/W$ the Steinberg morphism. We know that if ...
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Finding Finite Generators of a Subset of a Quaternion Algebra/Cocompact Lattices

I was wondering if anyone had some ideas (books, papers, experience) on how to explicitly compute generators for the elements of a quaternion algebra, $Q$, with reduced norm $1$. I'm trying to ...
3
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1answer
118 views

On matrices conjugated in a faithful representation

Let $k$ an algebraically closed field. Let $O=k[[\pi]]$ and $F=k((\pi))$ and $G\rightarrow GL_{n}$ a faithful representation of a semisimple group. Let $A, B\in G(O)\cap G(F)^{rs}$ (rs for regular ...
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79 views

integral stable conjugacy classes

Let $G$ be a semisimple simply connected group over $k$ algebraically closed field . Let $\gamma,\gamma'\in G(k[[\pi]])$ that are generically regular semisimple on $G(k((\pi)))$. We assume that ...
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on the open bruhat cell

Let $G$ a connected reductive group and $S=U^{-}TU$ the open cell. Do we have $G=\bigcup\limits_{g\in G}gSg^{-1}$? And also if I assume that $G$ is adjoint and $\overline{G}$ is the de ...
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Topological properties of $K$ orbits in $G/B$

I'll be working over the complex numbers. Let $G$ be a connected reductive group, $\theta\colon G\to G$ an involution. Let $K=G^{\theta}$ be the fixed point subgroup. I am trying to track down ...
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331 views

Action of the endomorphism monoid on an irreducible GL-module

Let $G=\mathrm{Gl}_n(\mathbb C)$ and $V$ an irreducible $G$-module on which $G$ acts polynomially. In other words, the algebraic group action of $G$ on the affine space $V$ extends to an algebraic ...
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Compute the discriminant for reductive groups

Consider $G=GL_{2}$ and $F=k((\pi))$, and a diagonal matrix $t=\left(\begin{array}{cc}a&0\\0&b\end{array}\right)$. The characteristic polynomial of $t$ is $X^{2}-(a+b)X+ab$, and the ...
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on Neron defect of smoothness for groups schemes

Let $G$ a semisimple simply connected group over $\mathbb{C}$. Let $\gamma\in G(\mathbb{C}[[t]])$ such that $\gamma$ is regular semisimple on $G(\mathbb{C}((t)))$. We consider $I_{\gamma}$ the group ...
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130 views

A subgroup of the Weyl group

Let $D$ be a connected Dynkin diagram with an automorphism $\nu$ of order 2. Let $Q=Q(D)$ denote the root lattice of $D$. Let $W=W(D)$ denote the Weyl group, it acts effectively on $Q$ and it is ...
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Spin group as an automorphism group

Consider the real algebraic group $SO(p,q)$, this is the automorphism group of the vector space $\mathbb{R}^n$ of dimension $n=p+q$ over $\mathbb{R}$, endowed with the diagonal quadratic form with ...
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2answers
361 views

Equivariant Cohomology of a Complex Projective Variety

Suppose that I have a complex projective variety $X$ endowed with an algebraic action of a complex torus $T$. Suppose also that the set $X^T$ of fixed points is finite. I would like to relate the ...
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1answer
190 views

Levi decomposition in disconnected linear algebraic group (characteristic 0)?

For algebraic groups or Lie groups, the subject of Levi decompositions tends to be surrounded by some mystery in the literature (and in an older question raised here). While I postpone further my ...
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2answers
118 views

Connectedness of Springer Fibers

Let $G$ be a connected, simply-connected, complex semisimple Lie group with Lie algebra $\frak{g}$. Let $\mu:T^*\mathcal{B}\rightarrow\mathcal{N}$ be the Springer resolution of $\mathcal{N}$. If ...
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1answer
239 views

Thom-Gysin Sequences and Stratifications

Let $X$ be an affine algebraic variety over $\mathbb{C}$, and let $G$ be a semisimple complex linear algebraic group acting by variety automorphisms with finitely many orbits. The decomposition of $X$ ...
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337 views

Is there an almost-direct product decomposition for disconnected reductive algebraic groups?

$\textbf{Some definitions:}$ Let $G$ be an algebraic group (for me that is the complex points of an affine algebraic group). We say $G$ is reductive if its unipotent radical (maximal connected normal ...
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1answer
282 views

Centralizers of Nilpotent Elements in Semisimple Lie Algebras

Let $G$ be a connected, simply-connected, complex, semisimple Lie group with Lie algebra $\frak{g}$, and let $\xi\in\frak{g}$ be a nilpotent element. I am interested in understanding the structure of ...
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Finite subgroups of $PGL(3,K)$

It is well-known that finite subgroups of $PGL_2(\mathbb{C})$ are cyclic groups, dihedral groups, A4, S4 and A5 and each of these groups occurs exactly once (up to conjugacy). These facts are ...
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717 views

Simply connected algebraic groups and reductive subgroups of maximal rank

Recall that a connected semisimple algebraic group $G$ over an algebraically closed field $K$ of arbitrary characteristic was defined by Chevalley to be simply connected if the character group $X(T)$ ...
2
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1answer
145 views

Name for a class of parabolic subgroups

This is a reference request for a (the) name of the following class of parabolic subgroups of a complex simple Lie group $G$: Recall that parabolic subgroups of $G$, containing fixed Borel subgroup, ...
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Reductive Lie Groups and Complexification

Let $G$ be a complex Lie group (not necessarily connected) with reductive Lie algebra $\frak{g}$. (We may assume that $G$ has finitely many connected components and is linear-algebraic.) Of course, ...
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1answer
167 views

A Criterion for Reductivity of Lie Subgroups

Let $G$ be a connected, simply-connected, complex, semisimple Lie group. Suppose that $H$ is a Zariski-closed subgroup of $G$ with reductive Lie algebra $\frak{h}$. Under what conditions may one ...
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218 views

Stabilizers for Nilpotent Adjoint Orbits of Semisimple Groups

Let $G$ be a connected, simply-connected, complex, semisimple Lie group with Lie algebra $\frak{g}$. Suppose that $X\in\frak{g}$ is a nilpotent element (ie. that $ad_X:\frak{g}\rightarrow\frak{g}$ is ...
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80 views

on z-extensions

Let $G$ a group split over a local field $F$. We call a $z$-extension a group $G'$ such that $G'_{der}$ is simply connected, $G'$ is a central extension of $G$ by a central torus $Z$. Can we find a ...
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minuscule representations and classical groups

Let $G$ a semisimple group over an algebraically closed field $k$. We assume that $G$ is classical. We call a $z$-extension, a group $\tilde{G}$ such that $\tilde{G}$ is a central extension of $G$ by ...
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Dimension of Unipotent Radicals

A parabolic subgroup of a linear algebraic group $G$ defined over a field $k$ is a subgroup $P\subseteq G$, closed in the Zariski topology, for which the quotient space $G/P$ is a projective algebraic ...
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center of the centralizer of semisimple element

Let $G$ be an adjoint group over an algebraically closed field $k$ and $s\in G$ a semisimple element. Let $H=C_{G}(s)^{0}$ the neutral component of the centralizer of $s$. Do we have that the center ...
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Center of the algebraic group G_{\mathbb{R}} for a centerless G

This must be an easy question but I don't have a good argument for it and have not found a counterexample: Let $G$ be a connected semisimple algebraic group over $\mathbb{Q}$ such that the center of ...
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Rational orthogonal matrices

``everybody knows'' that an integral orthogonal matrix is a signed permutation matrix, so there are exactly $2^n n!$ such matrices in $O(n).$ Now, what if we ask for the enumeration of elements of ...
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decomposition lemma in adelic groups II

Let $X$ a curve on a field $k=\bar{k}$. G a connected reductive group over $k$. Let fix $d$ closed points $(x_{1},...,x_{d})$ of $X$. On each point, we have an évaluation morphisme ...
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Measuring how far from being cocompact a lattice is

Let $G$ be a locally compact group and $\Gamma$ a lattice (=discrete subgroup of $G$ such that $G/\Gamma$ carries a probability measure $\mu$ that is invariant under the action of $G$ by ...
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1answer
417 views

Are certain simple Lie groups linear algebraic groups?

Assume you have an almost connected simple Lie group G with trivial center. (In particular excluding non-algebraic examples such as the universal cover of SL_2(R).) Such a group should automatically ...
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Is SL(2,C)/SL(2,Z) a quasi-projective variety?

Consider the complex 3-fold $SL(2,\mathbb C)/SL(2,\mathbb Z)$ (just for clarity: note that $SL(2,\mathbb Z)$ acts without stabilizers, so this is a complex manifold, not a complex orbifold). Is ...
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Infinitesimal deformations of a discrete group inside Lie groups vs. algebraic groups

Let $G$ be an algebraic group with Lie algebra $\mathfrak g$ and let $\Gamma$ be any finitely generated (discrete) group. One can consider the representation variety $\mathfrak ...
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how to determine the Weyl group of a diagonalizable subgroup?

Assume that $G$ is a connected compact Lie group (or a connected complex reductive group), and $K$ is a diagonalizable subgroup of $G$. It is known that the Weyl group $W_G(K)$ of $K$, defined as ...
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Beautiful descriptions of exceptional groups

I'm curious about the beautiful descriptions of exceptional simple complex Lie groups and algebras (and maybe their compact forms). By beautiful I mean: simple (not complicated - it means that we need ...
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2answers
310 views

Abstract Commensurator Group of $\mathbb{Z}^n$ $Comm(\mathbb{Z}^n)\cong GL(n,\mathbb{Q})$?

Hello! In a paper I read that $\mathrm{Comm}(\mathbb{Z}^n)\cong \mathrm{GL}(n,\mathbb{Q})$. Why is that true? How can I find an isomorphism of this groups? I know that ...
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565 views

Lie groups vs. algebraic groups and deformations

I am interested in deformations of (discrete subgroups of) Lie groups. But, as I understand it, deformation theory, as a theory, prefers to speak schemes. At least the classical Lie groups can be ...