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### On local parameters at the origin in an algebraic group

Let $k$ be an algebraically closed field and $G$ an algebraic group over $k$ which is also a $k$-variety (so $G$ is integral, etc). Let $I$ be the ideal defining the identity $e \in G$ and let $\{ ...

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### Classification of quasi-split unitary groups

Let $U$ be a unitary group defined with respect to an extension $E/F$ of non-archimedean local fields, and assume it is realised with respect to a pair $(V,q)$, where $V$ is an $n$-dimensional vector ...

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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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### Basic question about affine group schemes

I've been reading Waterhouse's book "Introduction to affine group schemes", in part to help prepare myself for an (oral) advanced topic exam in algebraic geometry. There is one exercise in chapter 1 ...

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### Higgs bundle and stable bundle

Let $(E,\phi)$ be a $G$-Higgs bundle $\phi\in H^{0}(X,ad(E)\otimes D)$ where $D$ is a divisor on X.
I suppose that $(E,\phi)\in \mathcal{M}^{ani}$ the anisotropic locus.
In particuler, this bundle ...

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### On Langlands Pairing and transfer factors

In the paper "On the definition of transfer factors" Langlands and Shelstad define a certain number of factors $\Delta_{I}$, $\Delta_{II}$,$\Delta_{III,1}$,$\Delta_{III,2}$, which are roots of unity.
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### tangent bundle of the toric variety of the wonderful compactification.

Let G be a adjoint group over $k$,algebraically closed of caracteristic zero.
Let $\overline{G}$ be its wonderful compactification.
I denote by $\overline{T}$ the closure of the torus $T$ in ...

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### Normal subgroups of $SL_2$ of a polynomial ring

What is known about normal subgroups of $SL_2(\mathbb{C}[X])$? Can one hope for a congruence subgroup property, i.e. that every (non-central) normal subgroup contains the kernel of the reduction ...

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### What is the universal deformation of the formal additive group $\widehat{\mathbb{G}}_a$ over $\mathbb{F}_p$?

Lubin and Tate show in their paper Formal moduli for one-parameter formal Lie groups that for any formal group over a field $k$ of characteristic $p>0$ with height $h<\infty$, the functor of ...

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### How we characterize a subgroup of finite group of Lie type with unipotent elements.

Let $G$ be a finite group of Lie type. Let $H$ be a subgroup of $G$ which contains unipotent elements. I want to find a 'nice' subgroup of $G$ that contains $H$, for example a Levi subgroup of $G$ ...

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### subgroups of a $p$-solvable group and complete reducibility

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Let $G$ be a $p$-solvable group and $V$ be a finite dimensional
faithful $kG$-module, where the characteristic of $k$ is $p$. But
$V$ is not a semisimple $kG$-module. For every $n\geq 0$, we ...

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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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### Maximal soluble subgroups in a parabolic subgroup of finite classical simple group

Let $G$ be a classical simple group over a finite field $GF(q)$ and $P$ a parabolic subgroup of $G$ stabilizing an isotropic subspace. Is the Borel subgroup of $G$ maximal soluble in $P$ and is there ...

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### on a decomposition lemma in adelic groups

Let X a curve over an algebraically closed k.
Fix $x$ and $y$ two distinct closed points of X.
Let G be a connected reductive group over k.
We denote Spec $\hat{\mathcal{O}}_{X,x}$ the formal ...

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### Explicit equation of Dickson invariant / quasideterminant / special orthogonal group over the integers

Consider $2n$ coordinates $x_1,\ldots,x_n,y_1,\ldots,y_n$ and the quadratic form $q = \sum_{i=1}^n x_i y_i$. Now call $O(q,A)$ (orthogonal group of $q$) the group of $(2n)\times(2n)$ matrices, with ...

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### Is the normalizer of a reductive subgroup reductive?

Let $G$ be a reductive algebraic group over an algebraically closed field (of characteristic zero if it matters) and $H \subset G$ a subgroup, also reductive. Is the identity component of the ...

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### For which semisimple element $s$ in finite group of lie type centralizer $C_{G}(s)$ of $s$ is a Levi subgroup ?

Let $G$ be a finite simple group of lie type. Let $s$ be a semisimple element lying in maximal torus $T_{w}$ for $w\in W$ where $W$ is the Weyl group of $G$. Can we say that $C_{G}(s)$ is Levi ...

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### Differential/difference algebraic groups as “group schemes”

While the common approach to algebraic groups is via representable functors, it seems that there is no such for differential algebraic groups (defined by differential polynomials). Neither the book by ...

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### Groups becoming algebraic groups

Let $G$ be an algebraic variety over an algebraically closed field $k$ (any characteristic). Suppose that:
(1) the set of $k$-points has the structure of a group.
(2) for any $g\in G$ the ...

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### Confusing Point in Proof: Semisimple Automorphism Fixes Torus

I am reading a proof on p.51 of Robert Steinberg in his book "Endomorphisms of Algebraic Groups" and I am having a bit of difficulty understanding one point in the proof.
The setting is as follows. ...

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### finite etale group scheme over a field

Could I have an example of a finite etale group scheme over a field k which is not a constant group scheme?
I just know that the category of etale group schemes over a k is equivalent to the category ...

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### On the Steinberg section

Let $\chi:G\rightarrow T/W$ the Steinberg map. I assume that G is simply connected. Then $T/W=\mathbb{A}^{r}$ and Steinberg constructed a section to this map given by
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### Recovering classical Tannaka duality from Lurie's version for geometric stacks

In Lurie's paper Tannaka Duality for Geometric Stacks, it is essentially shown that specifying a morphism of geometric objects
$$ f \colon X \to Y$$
is equivalent to giving a corresponding pullback ...

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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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### Describing a matrix group (with integer coefficients) through conditions on the coefficients.

I'm wondering if there's always a (not too complicated?) way to characterize a matrix group by conditions on the coefficients.
I know if I'm dealing with matrix groups over a field, then it's sort of ...

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### Representations of reductive groups over local fields through parahoric induction

Let me take $G$ to be a simple (connected) split reductive group over a local field $K$. One way I might go about constructing a (smooth, admissible) complex representation $\sigma$ of $G$ is as ...

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### Are extensions of linear algebraic groups (over a field) themselves linear algebraic?

The title says it all.
A very similar question was asked and answered about linear groups, but none of the counterexamples are algebraic:
Are extensions of linear groups linear?
If $A$, $B$ are ...

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### Involution of the Fermat quartic

Let $X\subset\mathbb{P}^{3}$ be the Fermat quartic surface given by
$$x^4-y^4-z^4+w^4 = 0$$
and consider the involution
$$i:X\rightarrow X,\: (x,y,z,w)\mapsto (y,x,w,z).$$
The surface $X$ can be seen ...

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### On q-Demazure operators

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Let $G$ be a semisimple algebraic group over an algebraically closed field of arbitrary characteristic with Borel subgroup $B$. Let $\Lambda$ denote the weight lattice of $G$; we write elements ...

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### Irreducibility of fundamental Weyl modules

It is known that for a simple algebraic group over an algebraically closed field of positive characteristic (which I assume to be {\it good} for the group), the Weyl modules corresponding to the ...

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### “Higher” Tangent spaces in char-p geometry - definition?

Hi, everyone!
I have some construction that requires exact definition.
I considered polynomial homomorphisms from $\Bbbk$ to $U_n(\Bbbk)$ (unitriangular matrices), where $char \Bbbk = p>0$ (more ...

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### Closed subgroups of a $p$-adic algebraic group

Let $F$ be a finite extension of $\mathbb{Q}_p$ and $G$ the group of rational points of an algebraic group defined over $F$, endowed with the natural topology. Any Zariski closed subgroup $H \subset ...

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### 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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### Regular elements in the torus of a group of Lie type

Let $G$ be a simple linear algebraic group, and $F$ a Frobenius map, i.e. some power of $F$ is the standard Frobenius map which raises matrix entries to the $q$-th power. Then $G^F$ is a group of Lie ...

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### Mostow's theorem on algebraic groups

In his classical 1956 paper
Fully reducible subgroups of algebraic groups
Mostow proves the following theorem:
Theorem 7.1.
Let $G$ be an algebraic group over a field $K$ of characteristic 0,
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### Why are $S$-arithmetic groups interesting?

Let $K$ be a number field and $S$ a finite set of valuations of $K$, including $\infty$.
Define the $S$-numbers $K_S$ to be the direct product $\prod_{s \in S} K_s$ where $K_s$ denotes the completion ...

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### When is an orbit spherical?

I asked the following question over at math.stackexchange, but got no answers. Maybe it's less well-known than I thought, but I still wanted to ask here:
Let's assume we have an affine, reductive, ...

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### Separating subspaces in an irreducible representation

Suppose $G$ is a semisimple $\mathbb{R}$-algebraic group with finite center, and suppose $G$ acts irreducibly on a vector space $V$. Suppose $U \subset V$ and $W \subset V$ are subspaces.
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### Rational automorphisms of semisimple algebraic groups

Suppose $G$ is a semisimple algebraic group defined over a field $k$. Let $\mathrm{Aut}(G)$ and $\mathrm{Inn}(G)$ denote the groups of automorphisms and inner automorphisms (respectively) of $G$. ...

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### On the structure of commutative group schemes

The structure of a commutative affine algebraic group $G$ over a field $k$ is understood (SGA 3): $G$ has a maximal subgroup of multiplicative type $M$ and the quotient $G/M$ is unipotent.
I am ...

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### a question on TITS' note “Reductive groups over local fields”

This note appears in "Proceedings of Symposia in pure mathematics" vol.33 1979 part 1 pp. 26-69.
The question will be about materials on page 31-32.
Let $G$ be a reductive algebraic group (not ...

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### Commutator of algebraic subgroups is connected

Let $G$ be an algebraic group over an
algebraically closed field. If $H$ and
$K$ are closed subgroups and one of
them is connected, then their
commutator $[H,K]$ is also connected.
Is ...

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### The fibers of a flat quotient morphism.

Let $G$ be an affine algebraic group, $G_0$ be its derived subgroup, and $S$ be an algebraic monoid with $G$ as its unit group. It can be shown that $k[S]\hookrightarrow k[G]$ as $G\times G$ modules. ...

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### Failure of Jacobson Morozov in positive characteristics

The Jacobson-Morozov theorem that any nilpotent $e$ in the lie algebra of a simple algebraic group $G$ can be embedded in an $sl_2$-triple, has a restriction (in terms of the coxeter number) on the ...

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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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### Kostant's theorem on invariant polynomials in positive characteristic

Let $k$ be an algebraically closed field and let $G$ be a reductive linear algebraic group over $k$ with Lie algebra $\mathfrak g$. If the characteristic of $k$ is $0$ then, by a classical result of ...

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### For an algebraic group acting on a variety, why are orbits representable?

I suspect this is really obvious, but I'm not seeing it.
For an algebraic group $G$ acting on a variety $V$, and for a point $x \in \text{hom}(\text{Spec}(K),V)$, we define the orbit $G(x)$ to be ...

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### Example of non-projective variety with non-semisimple Frobenius action on etale cohomology?

This question was motivated by a more general question raised by Jan Weidner here. In general one starts with a variety $X$ (say smooth) over an algebraic closure of a finite field $\mathbb{F}_q$ of ...

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### When is a subgroup the Weil restriction of another subgroup?

I asked this question on Math.StackExchange, to no avail. I try my chance on this one.
Let $M/F$ be an extension of fields. Let $G$ be an algebraic group over $F$, and consider the $F$-group $H$ ...

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### homomorphism into reductive groups

Let $k$ be an algebraically closed field with char($k$)$= p > 0$.
Let $P$ be a finite $p$-group. For any homomorphism
$\rho : P \rightarrow GL(n,k)$ we know that the image $im(\rho)$ can be
put ...