# Tagged Questions

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### Why does the expression “the largest quotient of a linear algebraic group that is multiplicative type” make sense?

For the past few weeks I've been trying to get myself acquainted with the language and basic theory of linear algebraic group schemes. In an attempt to see whether I have learned enough to read a ...

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### Is the Mumford-Tate group determined by its $\mathbb{Q}$-points?

Let $V$ be a $\mathbb{Q}$-Hodge structure and $MT \subset GL_V$ its Mumford-Tate group. Let $I \subset \mathcal{O}_{GL_V}$ be the ideal of functions vanishing on $MT(\mathbb{Q})$.
Is ...

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### 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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### One-parameter subgroups of symplectic group associated to roots

I'm having trouble sorting out some basic definitions concerning Chevalley groups. The groups I'm interested in are the simply connected groups of type $C_n$, so the groups $\text{Sp}_{2n}$. The ...

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### Partial (or complete) flag varieties as GIT quotients of affine spaces

I am looking for presentations of partial or complete flag varieties as GIT quotients of affine varieties spaces. That is, for a choice of of dimensions $0=d_1<d_2<\dots<d_k = n$, I would ...

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### Is a proconstructible subsemigroup of $M_n(\mathbb{C})$ an intersection of constructible subsemigroups?

Let $S$ be a proconstructible subsemigroup of $M_n(\mathbb{C})$, that is a subsemigroup which is an intersection of constructible sets. Is $S$ an intersection of constructible subsemigroups?
The ...

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### K-theory of categories of group schemes and abelian varieties

Let $k$ be a field (perfect, or characteristic zero if you want - I'm especially interested in when $k$ is a number field). Consider the categories $\mathsf{G}_k=\{\text{commutative affine group ...

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### What to do now that Lusztig's and James' conjectures have been shown to be false?

Lusztig and James provided conjectures for dimensions of simple modules (or decomposition numbers) for algebraic groups and symmetric groups in characteristic $p$. These conjectures have been ...

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### Jordan decomposition for non algebraically closed fields

Let $G$ be a (linear?) algebraic group defined over some field $k$ (not necessarily algebraically closed). For $g\in G$ we have the Jordan decomposition $g=su$ in the semisimple part $s$ and the ...

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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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### Representations of the orthogonal group O(n) vs representations of the special orthogonal group SO(n), over an arbitrary field

Let $O(n)$ and $SO(n)$ denote the split orthogonal linear algebraic group and its special subgroup, over some fixed field of characteristic not two.
I am looking for a reference that explains how to ...

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### Simple representations of products of algebraic groups

I am looking for a reference for the following assertion that I believe to be true. All representations are assumed to be finite-dimensional.
Let $G_1$ and $G_2$ be affine algebraic group schemes ...

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### Rank of the character group of a maximal $K$-torus for semisimple and adjoint algebraic groups

I've been trying to understand some of the idiosyncrasies associated to algebraic groups over non-algebraically closed fields $K$ of characteristic $p > 0$.
Let $G$ is a connected almost ...

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### Certain central extensions of simply connected simple algebraic groups

An offbeat question involving Milnor's $K_2$ has come up recently. Start with an algebraically closed field $F$ (perhaps required to be of characteristic 0). Let $G$ be a connected, simply connected ...

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### compact subset in linear algebraic group over local field

Let $F$ be a local field of characteristic zero, and $G$ a linear algebraic group with finite connected components over $F$. We will consider the $G(F)$, and give it $p$-adic topology. Let $C$ be some ...

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### Semisimple group not split by an unramified extension?

Let $F$ be a nonarchimedean local field. Does there exist a semisimple algebraic group over $F$ which is not split over a maximal unramified extension of $F$ ?

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### Compactifications of group schemes

Let $G$ be a group scheme over a scheme $S$ which is the spectrum of a discrete valuation ring. Let $\eta$ (resp. $s$) be the generic (resp. closed) point. Assume that the generic fiber $G_{\eta}$ is ...

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### Definition of “finite group of Lie type”?

The list of finite simple groups of Lie type has been understood for half a century, modulo some differences in notation (and identifications between some of the very small groups coming from ...

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### Reference request: expository text on the structure of reductive groups over non-archimedean local fields

I am interested in an expository text in English, which summarizes the main results and aspects of the structure theory of reductive groups over local fields, in a hopefully not very technical manner ...

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### Product of Fixed points and kernel of Frobenius morphism

If $G$ is a reductive algebraic group over an algebraically closed field of positive characteristic $p$, and $G$ is defined over the prime field, we have the Frobenius morphism $F: G\to G$, which for ...

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### Decomposing tensor products of modules for the orthogonal/symplectic groups in characteristic zero

I would like to know if there is a perfect analogue of the classical Littlewood-Richardson rule for decomposing tensor products of simple modules for the orthogonal/symplectic groups in characteristic ...

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### Is SL_n/S(GL_k x GL_n-k) symmetric?

Background: a symmetric variety is a homogeneous space $G/H$ associated to an involution $\theta$ of a semisimple algebraic group $G$ and $\{g | \theta(g) = g\} = G^\theta \subset H \subset ...

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### Deformation theory of octonion algebras?

In Grothendieck's Brauer group papers, he uses deformation theory to bootstrap the theory of central simple algebras over a field to the theory of Azumaya algebras over rings (and schemes). I am ...

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### counting the parabolic subgroups that contain a fixed semisimple element

Let $G$ be a finite group of Lie type , and let $P$ be a parabolic subgroup of $G$ containing a proper Borel subgroup $B$. Let $s$ be a semisimple element of $G$. I want to count the number of ...

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### How to think about non-connected reductive groups

Suppose someone knows well the theory of connected reductive groups, over an algebraically closed field or more generally over any field, say for instance most of the content of Borel-Tits.
Is ...

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### How to translate the representation theory of semisimple to reductive groups?

I am aware of the following question: Definitions of Reductive and Semisimple Groups
So let me phrase a precise question:
Is there a standard technique by which one can translate the ...

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### Are principal bundles isotrivial?

Let $U$ be a $k$-scheme, where $k$ is a field. Let $G$ be a smooth affine $k$-group. Recall that a principal $G$-bundle over $U$ is a smooth surjective $U$-scheme $E$ with an action of $G$ on $E$ such ...

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### Rational points with small denominator in $U(n)$

Fix integers $n,d>0$. (I'm probably thinking about $n\leq 6$ and $d\leq 2000$.) Let $X$ be the set of matrices $A\in U(n)$ such that the entries of $dA$ lie in $\mathbb{Z}[i]$.
Is there an ...

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### Group scheme over a DVR whose special fibre is the image of points under reduction mod p

Let $R$ be a complete discrete valuation ring with maximal ideal
$\mathfrak{p}$ and algebraically closed residue field $k$. Denote
the field of fractions of $R$ by $F$. Let $G$ be an affine flat
group ...

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### For what fields is $GL_n(k)$ a rational variety?

I know that every linear algebraic group is rational over algebraically closed fields. To what extent is that true for other fields? For example: is $GL_n(\mathbb{Q}_p)$ a rational variety? Are there ...

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### 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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### Smooth map to the stack of G-bundles

Let $G$ a semisimple group and $B$ a Borel subgroup.
We denote by $Bun_{G}$ the stack of G-bundles.
Is it true that a certain open subset $Bun_{B,r}$ maps smoothly to $Bun_{G}$?
My question comes ...

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### Reference on elements of finite order in principal congruence subgroups of symplectic groups

We should start with the definition of the symplectic group for an arbitrary ring $R$.
The symplectic group $Sp(g,R)$ is the subgroup of $SL(2g,R)$ such that all elements satisfy $M=J_g^t M J_g$ with ...

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### Quotient of algebraic groups in the étale topology

Let $G$ be an affine algebraic group over $\mathbb{C}$. According to SGA3, any closed normal subgroup $N$ is representable by an affine algebraic group, as is the quotient $G/N$.
These statements ...

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### differential of the characteristic polynomial

Let $\chi:GL_{n}(\mathbb{C})\rightarrow \mathbb{C}^{n}$ the map given by the coefficients of the characteristic polynomial.
Let $A$ a regular semisimple matrix, do we have a formula for the ...

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### 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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### On the $F$-rational points of the derived group of a connected reductive algebraic group

Let $F$ be a local non-archimedean field and let $G$ be a connected reductive algebraic group defined over $F$. Let $G_{der}$ denote the algebraic derived group of $G$; this is connected and ...

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### open immersion, affine grassmanian and negative loop group

Let $G$ a semisimple group over $k=\bar{k}$.
Let the $k$-indgroup, $LG^{-}\subset G(k[t^{-1}])$ be the kernel of the reduction. We know by Faltings that the multiplication map:
$LG^{-}\times ...

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### A simple question on unitary group.

Hi!
Let $E/F$ be a quadratic extension of number fields and $A_E$ and $A_F$ are adele rings of $E$ and $F$, respectively.
Then, I am wondering whether all 1-dimension hermition space over $A_E/A_F$ ...

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### Why are these parabolic subgroups opposed?

I am reading notes of Michel Brion on spherical varieties.
Consider a reductive group $G$, a Borel $B$ in $G$, a finite dimensional $G$-module $M$ and a closed orbit $Y$ of $G$ in $\mathbb{P}(M)$. ...

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### Counting conjugacy classes in simple groups of Lie type

Finite groups of Lie type include those obtained as rational points of a connected simple algebrraic group over a finite field $k = \mathbb{F}_q$ of characteristic $p$: these are split or quasi-split. ...

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### Decomposition of k-split tori of p-adic reductive groups

Let $G$ be a reductive group over a $p$-adic field $k$, $S \subset G$ a maximal $k$-split torus, $\Phi(G,S)$ the relative root system and $\Delta$ a basis of $\Phi$.
There is a group homomorphism :
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### do commutative groups torsors have a point in an Abelian extension of the base field?

Let $A$ be a principal homogeneous space for a commutative algebraic group defined over a field $k$ that contains all roots of unity. Is it true that $A$ has a $K$-point for an extension $K \supset k$ ...

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### Conjugacy classes of centralizers of semisimple elements in a finite group of Lie type

Let $G$ be a finite group of Lie type. By Deriziotis' and Carter's articles we know that conjugacy classes of connected centralizers of semisimple elements are parametrized by $(J,[w])$ where $J$ is a ...

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### affine schubert cells and bruhat order

Let $G$ asimply connected group over $k=\bar{k}$, $B$ a Borel subgroup and $I$ the corresponding Iwahori in G(k[[t]]), $T$ a maximal torus and $K=G(k[[t]])$.
Let $\lambda\in X_{*}(T)^{+}$ a dominant ...

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### affine weyl group and affine schubert cells

Let $G$ a connected reductive split group over $k=\bar{k}$, $(B,T)$ a split Borel pair. Let $F:=k((t)))$. Let $\tilde{W}$ the extended Weyl group, $\tilde{W}=N_{G}(T(F))/T(O)$.
By Iwasawa ...

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### Generators of $Rep(G)$

Let $G$ be a reductive group over $\mathbb{C}$ and $Rep(G)$ the category of rational representations.
Is there a "nice" (let's say combinatorical) description of the generators of $Rep(G)$ as a tensor ...

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### weights and exceptional root systems

Let $G$ a simple simply connected group over $\mathbb{C}$ and $W$ his Weyl group.
Let $\lambda$ a minuscule or quasiminuscule weight.
For which types and for which weights do we have that:
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### ideal generated by highest weight vectors

Let $S$ be a polynomial ring which carries the action of a semi-simple linear algebraic group $G$ (I'm interested in a product of $GL$'s). Take $S$ and $G$ to be over an algebraically closed field.
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### solve the singularities of parabolic orbits of schubert cells

Let G a semsisimple connect'ed group over $k$, $B$ a Borel and $P$ a parabolic subgroup of $G$ with Weyl group W_{P}.
For $w\in W_{P}\backslash W/W_{P}$, how can we solve the singularities of ...