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Can the commuting condition in Jordan-Chevalley decomposition be replaced with this global criterion?

Let $G$ be a reductive linear algebraic group defined over an algebraically closed field $k$ of arbitrary characteristic, and write $\mathfrak{g}$ for its Lie algebra. The Jordan-Chevalley ...
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Symmetric spaces which are compact modulo the unipotent radical are compact

Is the following true? Let $X = G/H$ be a symmetric space of a reductive group over a p-adic field $F$. Let $X^0$ be an open orbit w.r.t. the action of the minimal parabolic $B$ of $G$. Let $U$ be ...
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Parahoric group schemes over curves

Let $X$ be a smooth projective curve over $\mathbb{C}$ and Let $G$ be a complex reductive group. By a parahoric group scheme $\mathcal{G}$ over $X$, I mean a smooth group scheme over $X$ whose ...
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Global centralizers in Jordan-Chevalley decomposition in bad characteristic

Let $G$ be an affine algebraic group defined over an algebraically closed field $k$ of arbitrary characteristic, and write $\mathfrak{g}$ for its Lie algebra. Given $X\in\mathfrak{g}$, it has ...
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The Mordell and Bogomolov problems in linear groups

Many things in the arithmetic of abelian varieties have counterparts not only in linear tori, but also for semisimple linear groups. Two examples are the Tamagawa number and the conjectured finiteness ...
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Density of $\Gamma(N)$ in $\mathrm{Sp}_{2g}(\mathbb{Z}_{\ell})$ where $\ell \not | N$

Let $\mathrm{Sp}_{2g}$ denote the symplectic group of $2g \times 2g$ matrices for some $g \geq 1$, and let $\Gamma(N)$ be the level-$N$ principal congruence subgroup of $\mathrm{Sp}_{2g}(\mathbb{Z})$. ...
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Specialisations of flag varieties

Recall that a flag variety over a field $k$ is a smooth projective variety over $k$, which is a homogeneous space for some linear algebraic group. My question concerns specialisations of flag ...
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Uniform proof of dimension formula for minimal special nilpotent orbit?

Given a simple Lie algebra over an algebraically closed field of good characteristic such as $\mathbb{C}$, its subvariety $\mathcal{N}$ of nilpotent elements has dimension $2N$ (where $N$ is the ...
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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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Is a semiabelian algebraic space a scheme?

Let $S$ be a scheme and let $A$ be a commutative separated smooth $S$-group algebraic space of finite presentation each of whose geometric fibers is an extension of an abelian variety by a torus. Is ...
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$X$-points of reductive group schemes, if $X$ is a proper smooth curve over a finite field

Let $X$ be a connected proper smooth curve over a finite field (so the generic point of $X$ is the spectrum of a global field $K$), and let $G \rightarrow X$ be an affine $X$-group scheme of finite ...
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Generalization of Frobenius groups

Frobenius group is a transitive permutation group on a finite set, such that no non-trivial element fixes more than one point and some non-trivial element fixes a point. In other words, if in a ...
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Automorphisms of SO_n(k,f)

Let $k$ be a field, $n\in\mathbb{N}$ and $f:k^n\times k^n\to k$ a non-degenerate symmetric bilinear form. Let $$O_n(k,f):=\{ g\in GL_n(k) \mid \forall x,y\in k^n : f(x,y)=f(g.x,g.y) \}$$ and ...
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How do I show that a separable isogeny is central?

I've been trying to prove this (probably very simple) result that is stated in a paper that I'm reading: Let $G$ and $H$ be connected semisimple algebraic groups defined over a field $F$, and let $f: ...
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How to characterize elements in the Bruhat open cell? [migrated]

This might be an elementary question. For simplicity, let's assume $G=GL(n,F)$, where $F$ is a local field. Let $U$ be the subgroup of upper triangular unipotents, $A$ the subgroup of diagonal ...
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Rational structures on the flag variety over a finite field

Some Notions A variety over a field is defined to be a scheme of finite type over this field. An $\mathbb{F}_q$-rational structure of an $\bar{\mathbb{F}}_q$-variety $V$ is a $\mathbb{F}_q$-variety ...
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Springer Isomorphisms for Adjoint Simple Exceptional Groups

I'm trying to understand explicitly a construction of Springer isomorphisms for adjoint exceptional groups given by Bardsley and Richardson. Their construction is as follows. Let $G$ be an adjoint ...
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Splitting of a division algebra with an involution of second kind

Let $k$ be a field, $K/k$ a separable quadratic extension, and $D/K$ a central division algebra of dimension $r^2$ over $K$ with an involution $\sigma$ of second kind (i.e. $\sigma$ acts non-trivially ...
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Does a lisse $\ell$-adic sheaf give rise to an affine group scheme?

Let $k$ be a finitely generated field, $\ell$ a prime different from the characteristic of $k$, $S$ a $k$-variety, and $\mathcal{V}$ a lisse $\ell$-adic sheaf on $S$. Fix an algebraic closure ...
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Known norm varieties and the Bloch-Kato conjecture

The Bloch-Kato conjecture states that $K_M^n(k)/l \simeq H^n(k,\mu^{\otimes n}_l)$ for every $n,l$,while $l$ is invertible in $k$. A important part in the proof of the Bloch-Kato conjecture is to ...
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What is classified by $H^1(\mathbb{R},SO(p,q))$ and by $H^1(\mathbb{R},SU(p,q))$?

We denote by $F^{\mathbb{R}}_{p,q}$ the quadratic form over the field ${\mathbb{R}}$ $$ F^{\mathbb{R}}_{p,q}(x)=x_1^2+\dots+x_p^2-(x_{p+1}^2+\dots+x_{p+q}^2) $$ on the vector space ...
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Number of Richardson orbits in simple Lie algebras of types $E_n$?

This is a follow-up to my question about nilpotent orbits here asked in connection with an earlier discussion of symplectic resolutions. Leaving aside the connections with algebraic geometry and ...
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Over a finite field, does a torsor under the component group of G lift to a torsor under G?

Let $k$ be a finite field and $G$ a finite type smooth $k$-group scheme. Let $G^0$ and $\Gamma$ be the connected component of identity and the component group of $G$, so there is an exact sequence $1 ...
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Base extension of the Weil restriction

It is a problem in Waterhouse's book, "Affine group schemes, p 61": (a) Let $B$ be finite dimensional (commutative) $k$-algebra. Let $G$ be an affine group scheme over $B$. Define the Weil ...
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The cardinality of first non-abelian Galois cohomology

Let $G$ be a linear algebraic group over a non-archimedean local field $F$. Let $H^1(F,G)$ be the first non-abelian Galois cohomology. It is known that when $F$ is of characteristic 0, i.e. finite ...
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Tensor products of two irreducible representations of reductive groups and their inclusions

Let $G$ be a reductive group and $\lambda$, $\mu$ and $\nu$ be dominant weights of $G$. Denote by $V_\lambda$ the irreducible representation of $G$ of highest weight $\lambda$. It seems to be true ...
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About G-modules with good filtrations

Let $k$ be an algebraically closed field of positive characteristic, and let $G$ be a reductive algebraic group over $k$ (for instance a classical group). Let $V$ be a (rational) $G$-module. We say ...
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Explicit description of algebraic hull

I wonder for an explicit description of the "algebraic hull" (and it's associated Hopf algebra) of a given (discrete) group. I know the answer only for finite groups $G$ which is equal to Spec of the ...
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$G_\mathbb{Z}$-homotopy type of rational Tits building $\Delta_{G, \mathbb{Q}}$

Take $G$ to be a standard semisimple algebraic $\mathbb{Q}$-group, e.g. $Sp_{2g}$ or $SO(h)$ for $h$ a nondegenerate quadratic form over $\mathbb{Q}$. The arithmetic group $\Gamma=G_{\mathbb{Z}}$ has ...
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Cohomology and quotients for the canonical topology

Recall that for any category $\mathcal C$, there is a unique finest topology, the canonical topology on $\mathcal C$ for which all representable functors are sheaves. I am interested in the example ...
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torsors on quasi-split groups

Let $\mathbf{G}$ be a split connected reductive group scheme over a scheme $X$. Let $X'\rightarrow X$ an étale Galois cover of group $\Gamma$. We consider $G$ a quasi-split group scheme over $X$ ...
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Group schemes decomposition

Given an abelian group scheme of finite type $(G,+)$ over $\mathbb{F}$ connected, and given two connected closed subgroup schemes of finite type $G$ over $\mathbb{F}$ connected $H$, $N$ of $G$. ...
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Relationship between algebraic groups and Lie groups? [closed]

In the literature, e.g. in representation theory, there seems to be a passage from Lie groups to (linear) algebraic groups. It is clear, particularly over $\mathbb R$ and $\mathbb C$ that they are ...
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Elementary abelian $p$-subgroups of maximal rank in finite groups of Lie type

Let $k$ be an algebraically closed field of characteristic $p>0$, and let $G$ be a reductive group defined over $\mathbb{F}_p$. For any $d\in\mathbb{Z}^+$, let $C_d(G)$ be the set of conjugacy ...
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dimensions of strata of Pfaffian varieties

Let $V$ a complex vector space of dimension $2n$. Let us consider $W=\wedge^2V$ and the Pfaffian variety $Pf\subset \mathbb{P}W$ that parametrize degenerate skew-symmetric matrices. $Pf$ is naturally ...
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Commutative algebraic groups endowed with a ring action

Let $k$ be an arbitrary closed field (of arbitrary characteristic). Assume that we have a short exact sequence of k-algebraic abelian connected groups $$ 1\rightarrow K\rightarrow G \rightarrow ...
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Real Lie groups versus real linear algebraic groups: differences in connexity and fundamental group

There are many introductory texts on real Lie groups, and many on linear algebraic groups in general, but fewer on the specific case of linear algebraic groups over the reals, and even fewer that try ...
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Symplectic Steinberg group

I have several questions about Steinberg group and K2 for symplectic group: Can I extend the definition of Steinberg symbols to symplectic case? Will they generate the center of Steinberg group? ...
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Is every element of $\mathrm{SL}(n,R)$ of finite order diagonalizable?

Let $k>0$ be an integer, let $R$ be a ring (commutative, unital), which contains $\mathbb{Q}$ (i.e. with a ring homomorphism $\mathbb{Q}\to R$) and all $k$-roots of unity. The examples I have in ...
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surjective homomorphism with compact kernel (Milne's note on Shimura varieties)

I'm reading Milne's Introduction to Shimura varieties (http://www.jmilne.org/math/xnotes/svi.pdf) and there is something I don't get. Let $G$ be a connected semisimple algebraic group $G$ over ...
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when the derived group of the group of $k$-rational points has nonempty interior in the strong topology

Suppose that $G$ is an absolutely quasi-simple algebraic group defined over a non-archimedean local field $k$ of positive characteristic. Would there be any kind of reasonable sufficient condition for ...
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Reference for an algebraic group preserving a cubic form

Let $R=k[u,v,w]$ and $p\in R$ be a cubic form. Let $G$ be the group of graded automorphisms of $R$ which preserve $p$, i.e., $G$ is the subgroup of $GL_3(k)$ consisting of elements $g$ such that $g(p) ...
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$SL(n) \times SL(n)$-invariants of $m$-tuples of matrices

I work over field of complex numbers. Let $G=SL(n) \times SL(n)$, and $(A,B) \in G$ acts on $m$-tuples of matrices $M_{n \times n}(\mathbb{C})^{\oplus m}$ as follows $$ (A,B) \cdot (M_1, \ldots, M_m) ...
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Tables of data associated to reductive algebraic groups?

I am looking for a reference that contains lots of calculations for specific examples of various objects one can associate to a reductive algebraic group. For example, given a (specific) linear ...
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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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an algebraic group where the function field is not separable over the ground field

Suppose we have an algebraic group $G$ defined over a field $k$. Suppose we consider the fraction field of $k[G]$. Is it possible to get a situation where this field is not a separable extension of ...
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Does every reductive group scheme admit a maximal torus?

A theorem of Grothendieck states that any smooth reductive algebraic group over a field $k$ admits a maximal torus over $k$. My question concerns what happens for schemes. Let $S$ be a scheme and ...
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Is GL2( R ) - > PGL2( R ) surjective?

Consider $GL_2$ as the affine group scheme with coordinate ring ${\mathbb Z}[x_1,x_2,x_3,x_4,y]/(\det\left(\begin{array}{cc}x_1& x_2\\ x_3& x_4\end{array}\right)y-1)$. The group scheme ...
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Quasi-coherent sheaves on classifying stacks

Let $G$ be a smooth group scheme over some base $S$. Then we have the $S$-stack $BG$ whose $T$-points are the $G$-torsors on $T$. Under which conditions do we have $\mathsf{Qcoh}(BG) \simeq ...
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What is an algebraic group over a noncommutative ring?

Let $R$ be a (noncommutative) ring. (For me, the words "ring" and "algebra" are isomorphic, and all rings are associative with unit, and usually noncommutative.) Then I think I know what "linear ...