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### Solving equations in SO(3) : an open problem by Jan Mycielski

I am interested in a problem closely related to a problem stated by Jan Mycielski in his paper Can One Solve Equations in Group? (The American Mathematical Monthly, 1977, http://www.jstor.org/stable/...

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votes

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### Intersection of Subspaces with $O(3)$

Sorry for the confusion from earlier. I tried to fix the thread. The old version can be found below.
For $6$-dimensional subspaces $V$ of the space $\mathbb{R}^{3\times 3}$ of real three-times-three ...

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### Describing Levi factors and unipotent radicals of parabolic subgroups in classical groups

I asked this question before at Math.SE (link) but got no answer.
Let $G$ be an algebraic group over an algebraically closed field $k$ of characteristic $p \geq 0$. Then any parabolic subgroup $P$ ...

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votes

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### Are all finitely generated subgroups of SL2 LERF? [closed]

Let $H \leq \mathrm{SL}_2(\mathbb{R})$ be a finitely generated
subgroup. Must $H$ be LERF?
A group $H$ is said to be LERF (locally extended residually finite), or subgroup separable, if its ...

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votes

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### What are the basic possibilities for a tensor product of two fields?

Let $k$ be a field, with $F,k'$ field extensions of $k$. The ring $k' \otimes_k F$ is denoted by $F_{k'}$. In Borel's Linear Algebraic Groups, it is claimed (I believe erroneously) that "each of [$...

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### Invariant ring of $S_5$

The irreducible representations of the Symmetric group $S_5$ are classified by the partitions of $5$. For the standard representation which corresponds to the partition (4,1) the ring of invariants is ...

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### Is there a covering of Prym variety?

$\mathstrut$Hi, guys!
Let $C$, $C^\prime$ be projective smooth irreducible algebraic curves over an algebraically closed field $k$ ($\mathrm{char}(k) \neq 2$), $\phi : C$ $\to$ $C^\prime$ a two-...

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votes

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### What is known about the algebraic variety defined by the group determinant?

What is known about the algebraic variety $V_G$ defined by $det(X_G) = 1$ where $X_G$ is the group matrix $(x_{g_ig_j^-1})$ of a finite group $G$? It is known that two finite groups having the same ...

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votes

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### Maximal split torus of universal chevalley group

Let $G$ be simply connected chevalley group over a field $K$. I am following the notations as in 'Lectures on Chevalley group' by Steinberg (Yale lectures). Let $H$ be the subgroup generated by $\{h_{\...

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votes

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### Can one describe the multiplication of two Bruhat cells?

For $G$ a simple linear algebraic group and $B$ a fixed Borel subgroup, we have the Bruhat decomposition $G = \coprod_{w \in W} B\dot{w}B$, where $W$ is the Weyl group and $\dot{w}$ is any ...

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votes

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### Characterizing subgroups of R^n with dense factors

It is well known that (additive) subgroups of $\mathbb{R}^n$ are products of discrete subgroups (lattices) by dense subgroups in subspaces. My question is the following: given a generator set of $p$ ...

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votes

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### The left regular representation of the Jacobi groups over local fields of characteristic >2 is type I?

Let $K$ be a non-archimedean local field of characteristic $>2$. Consider the Jacobi group $G=H_{2n+1}(K)\rtimes Sp_{2n}(K)$, which is the semidirect product of the Heisenberg group $H_{2n+1}(K)$ ...

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### Metaplectic groups over non-archimedean local fields of characteristic>2

Let $K$ be a non-archimedean local field of characteristic $>2$. Consider the double cover metaplectic extension of symplectic groups
$p: Mp_{2n}(K)\rightarrow Sp_{2n}(...

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votes

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### Global bound for number of vertices in Bruhat-Tits building

Let $G$ denote a semisimple linear algebraic group over $\mathbb Q$ and let $r$ be its absolute rank.
For any prime $p$ let $v_p$ be a vertex of the Bruhat-Tits building of $G({\mathbb Q}_p)$ and let $...

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vote

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### Concept of Facets in the structure of reductive algebraic groups

Where can I find a precise definition of Facet ? In some online notes it is stated that Facet is a maximal subset of co-characters having the same sign for every root. But shouldn't then every facet ...

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### Homogeneous spaces of affine algebraic groups

Let $G$ be a reductive algebraic group over an algebraically closed field $K$ of characteristic zero (I am particularly interested in the case $G=GL_n(K))$.
Let $H$ be a closed subgroup of $G$. It is ...

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vote

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### Universal Chevalley group associated to $D_l$

Consider the simple Lie algebra $D_l$. Consider the universal Chevalley group $G$ over a field $K$ associated to it. Then $G$ is a subgroup of the orthogonal group $O_{2l}(K, f)$ where $f$ is the ...

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votes

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### Local factors of Tamagawa measure

This is a reference request to some computations which I hope can be found in the literature somewhere.
Let $G\subset GL_n$ be a semisimple linear algebraic group over $\mathbb Q$. The Tamagawa ...

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vote

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### A question about the associative classes of parabolic subgroups

Let $\mathbb{A}$ denote the adele group of $\mathbb{Q}$. Suppose that $P_1$ and $P_2$ are parabolic subgroups of a reductive algebraic group $G$, and consider their Langlands decomposition
$$
P(\...

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### Orbits of some action of SL2 on Pontryagin dual of the field of formal Laurent series

Let $K=\mathbb{F}_2((t))$ be the field of formal Laurent series over the finite field $\mathbb{F}_2$. Now consider $K^3$ as an additive group and its dual group $\hat{K^3}$, which consists of all ...

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vote

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### Maximal torus of Chevalley group $Sp(4)$

Consider a chevalley group a field $K$, with the right chevalley basis. Let $\alpha$ be a root. Let $x_{\alpha}(t)$ be the corresponding root space. Define $w_{\alpha}(t)=x_{\alpha}(t)x_{-\alpha}(-t^...

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### Conjugate transpose and discreteness, for Kleinian groups

Let $G=\langle g_1,\dots g_n\rangle<\mathrm{PSL}_2(\mathbb{C})$ be discrete,
i.e. a finitely generated Kleinian group.
Let $H=\langle g^{\dagger}g\mid g\in G\rangle$,
(the group generated by the $g^...

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votes

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753 views

### Which philosophy for reductive groups?

I am just beginning to look further into trace formulas and automorphic forms in a quite general setting. For long I have noticed that the natural assumption on the groupe $G$ we work on is to be ...

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votes

**1**answer

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### Are the integer matrices in SO(3,2) “boundedly generated”?

Let $G$ be the subgroup of integer matrices in $\mathrm{SO}(3,2)$.
(The invertible linear maps from a $5$ dimensional real vector space to itself which leave invariant a nondegenerate symmetric ...

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vote

**1**answer

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### Existence of the double coset ring on paper of Ihara

In his paper "On discrete subgroups of the two by two projective linear group over $\mathfrak{p}$-adic fields", Yasutaka Ihara considers an abstract group $G$ together with a length function $l$ from $...

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### Conjugacy of matrices of order three in $PGL(2,k)$, where $k$ is any field

We know that every matrix of order three in $PGL(2,\mathbb Z)$ is conjugate to the following matrix
$$
\left(
\begin{array}[cc]
&1 & -1 \\
1&0
\end{array}
\right)
$$
I want to know if ...

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votes

**0**answers

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### is there a criterion for a two-generator subgroup of $PL(2,K)$ to be a cocompact lattice?

In the case of the group $SO(n,1)$ there is a criterion known for whether or not two given elements of the group generate a cocompact lattice. Is any similar criterion known in the case of $PL(2,K)$ ...

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### Conjugacy classes of involutions in Kac-Moody groups

Let $A=(a_{s,s'})_{s,s'\in S}$ be a generalized Cartan matrix.
Let $G=G(A)$ be the corresponding simply connected complex Kac-Moody group with Cartan subgroup $H$ and Weyl group $W$ acting on $H$.
...

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votes

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### Unipotent radical of minimal parabolic subgroup of a unitary group over an arbitrary field

I am looking for an explicit description of the unipotent radical of a minimal parabolic subgroup of a unitary group, i.e. the group of isometries of a hermitian form, over an arbitrary field.
In his ...

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votes

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### base extension of algebraic groups

Let $\bf{G}$ be a simple and simply connected algebraic group over $\mathbb{Q}$. Is it true that the base extension of $\bf{G}$ over $\bar{\mathbb{F}}_p$, i.e., ${\bf G}\times_{\mathrm{Spec(\mathbb{Z})...

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### General Linear Group as a Direct Product?

Let $K$ be a field and consider the surjective determinant homomorphism $\mathrm{GL}_n(K)\to K^\times$. Since the kernel is the special linear group $\mathrm{SL}_n(K)$ we obtain a short exact sequence
...

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votes

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### Simple groups of Lie type

What I am going to ask is probably simple and maybe trivial. But I want to be sure that I am not missing any point. Let ${\bf G}\subseteq \mathrm{GL}_n(\mathbb{C})$ be a simple and simply connected ...

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votes

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### Chevalley devissage

Let $G$ be an algebraic group over a perfect field $k$. Then it is know that it can be written as an extension of an affine algebraic group and a proper algebraic group.
Is there a similar result for ...

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votes

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### Etale fundamental of a parahoric group scheme

Let $p:X\rightarrow Y$ be a double cover of curves, denote by $$SU_n:=(p_*SL_n(\mathcal O_X))^{\tilde{\sigma}}$$
i.e. the $\tilde{\sigma}-$invariant part, the action of $\tilde{\sigma}$ is given by $$\...

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votes

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### Norm variety for n=5, p=2 not isomorphic to a quadric

In the paper "Motivic construction of cohomological invariants", the author displays a list of known norm varieties for several $n,p$ on page $11$. For $p=2, n=5$ it says that a norm variety is given ...

**0**

votes

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### Non-split simple groups

Let $G$ be a simple group over a field $F$, and let $K$ be an extension of $F$ such that $G$ base changed to $K$ is split. Does this mean that $K$ splits a maximal torus of $G$?
Context: I want to ...

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votes

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### What is the most efficient way to factor a matrix into a given set of generators?

I am studying finite index subgroups of certain finitely presented groups. The particular conditions on my groups make this problem easier than I phrase it here, but I am curious about a more general ...

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votes

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### Failure of surjectivity in Hotta-Springer specialization: examples for special unipotents?

Last weekend's workshop on Springer theory and its generalizations at UMass demonstrated how far the subject has expanded over four decades, but the original set-up for the Springer correspondence ...

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### Growth of dimension of fixed spaces in $GL_n(\mathbb{Q}_p)$-representations

Let $\pi$ be a generic irreducible admissible representation of $GL_n(L)$, where $L$ is a $p$-adic field, $R$ is its ring of integers, and $\mathfrak{p}$ is its prime ideal. The conductor of $\pi$ ...

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votes

**1**answer

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### Reference request: groups of multiplicative type are closed under extensions

I remember reading (quite a while ago, and I can't remember where!) that linear algebraic groups of multiplicative type over a field of characteristic zero are closed under extensions. This is ...

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votes

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### Orbits in the adjoint representation of $SU(2,1)$

How can one describe the orbits of the Lie group $G=\mathrm{SU}(2,1)$ in its Lie algebra $\mathfrak{g}=\mathfrak{su}(2,1)$ with respect to the adjoint representation?

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votes

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### What is the algebraic fundamental groups of $SO(n)$ and $Sp(2n)$?

Let $k$ be an algebraically closed field of characteristic zero. and let $$\sigma: SL_n(k)\rightarrow SL_n(k)$$
be an involution.
My questions are:
How could one calculate the fundamental group of $...

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votes

**1**answer

191 views

### Structure of Deligne-Lusztig representations $R_{T,\theta}$ for ministropic $T$ and cuspidal representations

Let $G$ be a reductive group over a finite field $k$, let $F$ be a Frobenius morphism on $G$.
I'll start with a somewhat vague question and make my question more specific further down:
How do ...

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votes

**1**answer

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### When is the image of the adjoint representation of a real algebraic group Zariski closed?

Let $\operatorname{Ad}:\operatorname{SL}_n(\mathbb{R}) \to \operatorname{GL}(\mathfrak{sl}_n(\mathbb{R}))$ be the adjoint representation (i.e. $\operatorname{Ad}(g)X=gXg^{-1}$) of $SL_n(\mathbb{R})$. ...

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votes

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### “Interesting” projective varieties being quotients of $\mathbb{A}^n\setminus \{0\}$ by an action of an algebraic group?

The algebraic (multiplicative) group $G^m$ acts on $\mathbb{A}^n$ (diagonally) and the quotient of $\mathbb{A}^n\setminus \{0\}$ by $G_m$ is $\mathbb{P}^{n-1}$ (which is a proper variety). I would ...

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votes

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### maximal elementary abelian p-subgroups of finite groups of Lie type

Let $G$ be a simple algebraic group over an algebraically closed field k of characteristic $p$. Let $G(\mathbb{F}_{p^r})$ be the corresponding finite group of Lie type. Is it true that every maximal ...

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### A conjecture of Lubotzky on ranks of subgroups of special linear groups over the integers

In a 1985 paper named "Dimension function for discrete groups" Lubotzky conjectured that:
For any integer $n \geq 3$ the group $\mathrm{SL}_n(\mathbb{Z})$
contains infinitely many finite index ...

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### Maximal $k$-split $k$-tori are $G(k)$-conjugate, but maximal $k$-tori are not?

Suppose $G$ is a reductive algebraic group defined over a field $k$.
Is this right?
If so, it means for each maximal $k$-split $k$-tori $T$ there are many maximal $k$-anisotropic ones $T'$ that ...

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votes

**1**answer

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### Parametrization of Schubert varieties in isotropic Grassmannians by partitions

Let $X=\mathbb{G}_Q(l,p)$ be the isotropic Grassmannian, where $l\leq p-2$. Let $q=p-l$. Let $W^P$ be the set of minimal length representatives. Let $\tilde{\mathcal{Q}}(l,p)$ be the set of partition ...

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vote

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### Jordan decomposition of elements in non-connected component of algebraic group

Let $G$ be a Linear Algebraic Group (over algebraically closed field). We know that the connected component $G^o$ is a normal subgroup of finite index in $G$. Let $g$ be an element of $G$ which is not ...