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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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Homomorphisms between groups of Hermitian type and Hodge type and orthogonality

By a group of Hermitian type I mean a real group $H$ with a maximal compact subgroup $K$ such that $H/K$ is Hermitan Symmetric domain. A real group $W$ is called of Hodge type if the associatd ...
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Non existence of cyclic infinite linear algebraic groups

Let $G$ be a linear algebraic group defined over some algebraically closed field $\mathbb{K}$ and also over some subfield $k\subset \mathbb{K}$. There is thus a natural group structure on the set of ...
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Is $G_{\operatorname{red}}$ normal in $G$?

Let $G$ be an affine group scheme of finite type over a field $k$. It is well known that the associated reduced subscheme $G_{\operatorname{red}}$ of $G$ is a subgroup if $k$ is perfect. So let us ...
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Complexity of rational $\mathrm{GL}_{n(r)}$-modules

Let $k$ be an algebraically closed field of characteristic $p>0$, and let $G=\mathrm{GL}_n(k)$ for some natural number $n$. For any integer $r\ge 1$, let $G_{(r)}$ denote the $r$th Frobenius ...
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ubiquity of free subgroups of special linear groups

I have a proof that if $n$ is an integer such that $n>1$ and $k$ is any field, then if $g$ is an element of $\mathrm{SL}(n,k)$ of infinite order then the set of all $h$ with the property that $g$ ...
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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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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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What can the theory of automorphic forms for $SL(n,\mathbb{Z})$ say about $SL(n,\mathbb{Z})$?

While reading "Automorphic Forms and L-functions for the Group $GL(n,R)$" by D. Goldfeld, I've got a feeling that linear groups over $\mathbb{R}$ and $\mathbb{Z}$ are considered only as technical ...
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Weyl group action on continuous characters of the group of $\mathbf{Q}_p$-points of the torus

Let $G$ be a split reductive group over $\mathbf{Q}_p$ and assume $G$ has connected center. Let $T$ be a maximal split subtorus of $G$ and $R$ be the roots of $(G,T)$. Let $\chi : T(\mathbf{Q}_p) \to ...
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Splitting for Subsequence of Automorphism Sequence for Algebraic Groups

Let $G$ be a split reductive algebraic group over an arbitrary field $k$ Suppose we have a split maximal torus $T$. There is a short exact sequence of groups $$ 1\to \mathrm{Inn}(G)\to ...
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Gelfand pair and double coset decomposition

Let $F$ be a non-Archimedean local field with ring of integers $O$, $\pi$ be a uniformizer. Let $\tilde{G}$ be a connected algebraic group over $F$ and splits over $F$, fix a split maximal torus ...
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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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Is a semisimple conjugacy class closed?

Let $G$ be any algebraic subgroup of $\mathrm{GL}_n$ over an algebraically closed field of any characteristic. If $s$ is a semisimple element of $G$, can the $G$-conjugacy class of $s$ fail to be ...
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rationality question while dealing with an isogeny

I don't think that the following is known, but before going to other things, I would like to know what can be said about it. Thanks in advance for any relevant comment ! So here is the situation. Let ...
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fundamental group and torus action

Let $T$ be the complex torus acting on a complex connected algebraic variety $X$ and let $p \colon X\rightarrow Y$ be a good quotient for this action. For any $y\in Y$ we have a sequence $p^{-1}(y) ...
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What can representations of affine Weyl groups do?

In Carter's Finite Groups of Lie type and Lusztig's Characters of Reductive Groups over a Finite Field, the representations of Weyl groups are helpful in finding the representations of algebraic ...
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Duality for group variety

For any abelian variety $A$, there is a dual abelian variety $\hat{A}$ which parametrizes degree zero line bundles. Is it possible to expect similar duality for group varieties (suppose over ...
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About the pro-algebraic group structure of $G(\mathbb{C}[[t]])$

I hope this is not too elementary! Let $G$ be a algebraic reductive group over $\mathbb{C}$. The group $G(\mathbb{C}[[t]])$ can be given the structure of a pro algebraic group as follows. Let $l\in ...
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Examples of non-split algebraic groups

I am interested in knowing various examples of non-split (added hypothesis reductive) reductive linear algebraic groups. In particular, I would like to collect the following examples in my ...
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generators for derived category

Let $G$ be a algabraic group $G$ over a field $k$. We denote by $D^b(\mathrm{Repr}(G))$ the derived category of finite dimensional representations. Under what kind of assmumptions one has a generating ...
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Quotient of an algebraic group by a closed algebraic subgroup

Let $G$ be a complex, linear algebraic group and $H\subseteq G$ a closed and normal subgroup. Then, the quotient $G/H$ has the structure of a affine variety. I am looking for the most "modern" ...
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Is there any way to determine the “effeciency” of Jantzen's sum formula?

Let $k$ be an algebraically closed field of characteristic $p > 0$ and let $G$ be a reductive algebraic group over $k$. In order to determine the structure of the Weyl modules $V(\lambda)$, ...
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Suslin's Stability Theorem for Chevalley Groups

I am looking for a version of Suslin's Stability Theorem for Chevalley groups. The version of the theorem for $G=SL_n({\mathbb Z}[x_1, \dots , x_m])$ states that the if $n\ge m+2$, the elementary ...
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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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Regular or elliptic elements in the multiplicative group of central division algebra

For an element $g$ of a connected reductive group $G$ over a field $F$, $g$ is called $regular$ if the dimension of the centralizer of $g$ is equal to the rank of the algebraic group $G$, $g$ is ...
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What is “special” maximal compact subgroup of algebraig group over local field?

Learning the theory of Langlands correspondence, I met the notion of "special" maximal compact subgroup of a (reductive) algebraic group over a local field. Here, I think the word "compact" is used ...
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Compatibility of two definitions of elliptic elements in GLn

For an element $g$ of a connected reductive group $G$ (over a local field), $g$ is called $elliptic$ if it is semisimple and the maximal split subtorus of the center of the centralizer of $g$ is ...
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Earliest use of the term “linearly reductive”?

Recently a number of MO questions have referred to a "linearly reductive group", usually in a way that is out of focus. It's unclear to me why this terminology is so popular, since over a field of ...
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automorphisms of fat points

Let $k$ be an algebraically closed field. I am looking for an easily quotable description of automorphism groups of $\mathrm{Spec} k[x]/(x^n)$. I could compute explicit matrix representations for ...
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Algebraic characters and quasi-characters of reductive algebraic group over non-archimedean local field

Let $G$ be a reductive algebraic group over $F$, where $F$ is a non-archimedean local field. Then $G(F)$ is a p-adic group. Let $\Psi(G)$ be the lattice of algebraic characters. Let $\Lambda_G$ be the ...
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Weyl group invariants in a maximal torus

Suppose G is a semi-simple adjoint group over complex numbers. Suppose T is a maximal torus in G. Does one know what are the W invariant (non-trivial) elements in T? Perhaps I might give a few ...
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Whitney stratification and affine grassmanian

Let $G$ a simply connected group over $\mathbb{C}$ and $Gr:=G(\mathbb{C}((t)))/G(\mathbb{C}[[t]])$ the affine grassmannian. By Cartan decomposition we have a partition of stratas indexed by ...
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Restriction of the Steinberg representation

Let $G$ the group $GL(n,F)$ where F is a locally compact non Archimedean field, and $G^{0}$ the subgroup of $G$ consists of elements $g$ in $G$ such that $\det(g)$ in $\mathcal{O}_{F}^{\times}$, where ...
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conjugacy classes in anisotropic semisimple groups

You have an anistropic semisimple algebraic group $G$ defined over a non-archimedean local field $k$. When can you say that the $k$-rational part of the conjugacy class of a $k$-rational point is ...
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radical unipotent of a parahoric

Let $G$ a split connected reductive group over $\mathbb{C}$. $F=\mathbb{C}((t))$ and $\mathcal{O}$ the ring of integers. Let $B$ a Borel subgroup and $I$ the corresponding Iwahori. Let ...
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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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Reference request: Lusztig's symmetries

Let $W$ be the Weyl group of a simple algebraic group $G$. The Artin braid group $Br_{\mathfrak{g}}$ is generated by the $T_i$ , $i \in I$ such that for all $i, j \in I$, \begin{align} ...
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Enveloping algebras of map algebras as hyperalgebras of algebraic groups

This is a continuation of various questions about Chevalley groups over rings, cf these two questions (and a rather bad question of mine here). Consider a semisimple Lie algebra $\mathfrak g$ over ...
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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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Non-abelian group from affine hermitian curve

I was playing with the Hermitian curve $y^q + y = x^{q+1}$ over the field $GF(q^2)$ and chanced upon the following (non Abelian) group law on the points of the affine curve: $(a,b) * (c,d) = ...
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Form of a block upper triangular matrix of finite order

If I take a block upper triangular matrix and the matrix is known to be diagonalizable and the leading blocks in the diagonal are each of finite order, is it true that away from the leading block ...
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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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Which subgroups of a finite reflection group have distingushed coset representatives?

Let $W$ be a finite reflection group with length function $l$ and let $I$ be a set of simple reflections that generate $W$. Let $\phi$ be an automorphism of $W$ permuting $I$. Consider the orbits of ...
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Quotient of a rational variety by a finite group

Let $X$ be a rational variety and let $G$ be a finite group acting on $X$. Let us consider the diagonal action of $G$ over the product $X^{h} = X\times...\times X$, $$G\times(X\times...\times ...
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rational conjugacy classes

Say that $G$ is a reductive group over a local field $F$ and $g\in G(F)$. Can we show that the conjugacy class of $g$ in $G(F)$ has finite index in the $F$-rational part of the conjugacy class of $g$ ...
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Properties of algebraic vector fields which generates a $\mathbb{C^*}$ action

My question is rather vague and I apologize. Let $X$ be a smooth quasi-projective variety over $\mathbb{C}$. I am interested in whether there are homological properties which distinguish algebraic ...
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centralisers of maximal split tori

Suppose that $G$ is a reductive group defined over a field $k$ which is not quasisplit. Suppose that $S$ is a maximal $k$-split torus. Let $\mathcal{L}(S)$ be the centraliser of $S$ and ...
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isogeny and congruence subgroup

Let $G_1$ and $G_1$ be two semisimple algebraic groups defined over $\mathbb{Q}$, suppose we have a surjective homomorphism $f: G_1\to G_2$, with finite kernel contained in the center of $G_1$. By ...
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Orbits of group scheme action

I am interested in orbits of the action of a group scheme on a scheme and I'm particularly interested in the following special case: Let $k$ be an algebraically closed field, let $G$ be an affine ...