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### Is $G \rightarrow G/P$ surjective on $K$-points over a local field?

Let $K$ be a local field, $G$ a (connected) reductive $K$-group, and $P \le G$ a parabolic subgroup. Is the map $G(K) \rightarrow (G/P)(K)$ necessarily surjective, and, if so, then why?

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### A question from the proof of affine algebraic group is a linear

In (some version of) the proof of the fact that any affine algebraic group is a linear algebraic group, there is an important step as follows (for example in Borel's book "Linear Algebraic Groups", ...

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### On unramified p-adic groups

Let G be a reductive group over a local field F. Let O be the ring of integers of F.
The following are equivalent (and groups satisfying these conditions are called unramified):
(a) G is quasisplit ...

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### (un)decidability in matrix groups

Given a collection of matrices $S=\{M_1, \dots, M_k\}$ in (say) $SL(n, Z), \ n>2$ does $S$ generate $SL(n, Z)?$
Similar are questions are undecidable for $n\geq 4$ (eg, given a set $S$ as above, ...

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### Computing the Zariski closure of a subgroup of SL(n,Z)

Suppose $\Gamma$ is a finitely generated subgroup of $SL(n,\mathbb{Z})$, given as a list of generators. We would like to (somewhat efficiently) try to compute the Zariski closure of $\Gamma$, which is ...

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### Compact elements in $G(K)$ for a reductive group $G$ over a nonarchimedean local field $K$

Let $K$ be a nonarchimedean local field and $G$ a (connected) reductive group over $K$, so that $G(K)$ carries a natural topology. An element $g \in G(K)$ is compact if it is contained in a compact ...

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### Are there noncommutative extensions of $\alpha_p$ by $\mathbb{G}_m$?

Let $k$ be a field of characteristic $p > 0$ (algebraically closed, if you want; that doesn't make a difference). Consider a finite type $k$-group scheme $E$ that is a (central) extension of ...

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### How do I describe the GL_n torsor attached to a smooth morphism of relative dimension n?

Edit: It seems I had two different constructions mixed up in my head, namely the frame torsor and the automorphism bundle of a vector bundle. This made the main question a bit confusing. The first ...

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### Is there a Levi decomposition for Lie group and algebraic group?

Let $G$ be a Lie group and $R$ be the largest connected solvable
normal subgroup of $G$.
Question 1
Is there a Lie subgroup $S$ such that: (1) $G=SR$; (2)
every real representation of $S$ is ...

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### polynomials with roots on the unit circle

Suppose $P(x) \in \mathbb{Z}[x]$ is irreducible, and such that at least one of its roots has modulus $1.$ Is there anything we can say about the reduction of $P(x)$ modulo primes? Do these have some ...

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### Smooth and $GL(n)$-equivariant implies algebraic?

Context: Let $B_n$ be the space of symmetric bilinear forms on $\mathbb{R}^n$ and $L_n\subset B_n$ be the subset of non-degenerate forms of Lorentzian signature $(-,+,\ldots,+)$. Let $T$ be a finite ...

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### algebraic groups over non-archimedean local fields acting on buildings

I was wondering could anyone tell me a reference for the fact that an absolutely quasi-simple algebraic group over a non-archimedean local field which is centreless and non-compact acts faithfully and ...

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### Simply connected algebraic groups and reductive subgroups of maximal rank

Recall that a connected semisimple algebraic group $G$ over an algebraically closed field $K$ of arbitrary characteristic was defined by Chevalley to be simply connected if the character group $X(T)$ ...

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### On the reductive group [closed]

I know that the automorphic representation can be defined only for reductive algebraic group.
What property of algebriac group makes it hinder to define for all algebraic group and what nice property ...

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### Intuition for the structure theorem for connected solvable algebraic groups over an algebraically closed field of positive characteristic

In the theory of algebraic groups one of the fundamental results is the structure theorem for connected solvable groups. I never understood the proof in any of the standard textbooks, so I just moved ...

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### Maximal subgroups of indefinite special orthogonal group SO(p,q)

Can someone answer the following question:
Is there any classification of maximal proper Zariski-closed real subgroups of $SO(p,q)$ which are not parabolic, and satisfy the following conditions:
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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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### Can any reductive $k$-group be written as a semidirect product of $k$-linear groups?

This might be an easy question for the experts, so I apologise in advance. By a reductive group over a field $k$, I mean a linear algebraic group (not necessarily connected) such that the unipotent ...

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### Irreducible action of an algebraic group

Is the following claim true?:
Let $G$ be an algebraic group such that $G^\circ$ is reductive. Suppose $G$ acts irreducibly on $V$. Is it true that $V$ is decomposed (written as direct sum) into ...

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### Can we classify reductive group schemes over curves

Let $C$ be a smooth quasi-projective connected curve over the complex numbers.
Can one classify all reductive group schemes over $C$?
Certainly, you have the trivial ones (coming from pulling-back ...

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### Characteristic polynomials of reductive subgroup over C

Can any one provide a hint to prove the following statement? :
Let $H$ be a complex reductive subgroup (not necessarily connected) contained in $SO(n,\mathbb{C)})$. Consider the map $H \rightarrow ...

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### how many Q-forms of SL_n(R) are there for a given Q-rank

Let $G$ be a linear algebraic group defined over $\mathbb Q$.
Suppose that $G$ is isomorphic to $SL_n$ over $\mathbb R$.
Suppose the $\mathbb Q$-rank of $G$ is fixed, say $m$.
How many types are ...

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### Compact elements of $\mathrm{GL}_n(F)$, where $F$ is a nonarchimedean local field

Let $F$ be a nonarchimedean local field and let $\mathcal{O}$ be its ring of integers. An element $g$ of $\mathrm{GL}_n(F)$ is called compact if the cyclic subgroup that it generates has compact ...

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### Reference for finite number of Weyl groups of reductive groups of rank $r$

I'm posting this question on behalf of someone without access to mathoverflow:
Can anybody give me a reliable reference (not a proof) to the following statement?
Up to isomorphism, there are only ...

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### Tannaka categories and reductive groups

The group associated to a Tannaka category $T$ over a field is pro-reductive if and only if $T$ is semi-simple.
Pro-reductive groups make sense over any scheme.
Is there an extension of the theory ...

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### Maximal compact subgroup of p-adic lie groups

Let $k$ be a number field and $S$ be a finite set of places of $k$.
Let $G$ be a connected semisimple algebraic group over $k$.
Let $k_S=\prod_{v\in S}k_v$
where $k_v$ is the completion of $k$ at $v$. ...

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### Pulling back quasi-coherent sheaves from a quotient stack

In a problem I am trying to solve, the following situation occurs. $X$ is a smooth variety and $G$ is a reductive group acting transitively on $X$. We have the stack $X/G$ and a morphism $\pi : X \to ...

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### An inequality on representations and subgroups of general linear groups over finite field

Let $q$ be a power of $p$, let $l$ be a prime different from $p$, and let $H_1$ and $H_2$ be two subgroups of $GL_n(\mathbb F_q)$ that are $l$-groups.
If for all characteristic $0$ representations ...

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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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### Openness of finite index subgroups of $\mathrm{GL}_n(\prod O_v)$

Let $K$ be a global field and set $O := \prod_{v\nmid \infty} O_v$ where $v$ runs over the finite places of $K$. Equip $\mathrm{GL}_n(O) = \prod_v \mathrm{GL}_n(O_v)$ with the product of the $v$-adic ...

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### Compactness of adelic quotients for unipotent groups over global fields

Let $K$ be a global field, $\mathbb{A}_K$ the ring of adeles, and $U$ a unipotent algebraic group over $K$. Why is $U(\mathbb{A}_K)/U(K)$, when endowed with the quotient topology, compact?

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### An interesting double coset in the theory of automorphic forms

Does anyone have some idea to describe the double coset $P(F)\backslash G(F)/H(F)$ , say using Weyl group elements ? Here $G=GL_n\times GL_{n-1}$ is defined over a number field $F$ , $H=GL_{n-1}$ ...

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### Are linear algebraic groups rigid?

The underlying variety of a linear elgebraic group (say, over an algebraically closed field) is affine, so doesn't have nontrivial (infinitesimal) deformations. I'm curious to know whether it's ...

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### Invariant planes of a nilpotent matrix with two Jordan blocks of size two

Describe all the invariant 2-dimensional subspaces of $\mathbb{C}^4$ (or $\mathbb{R}^4$) of the nilpotent map
$$
N = \begin{pmatrix}
0 & 1 & & \\
0 & 0 & & \\
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### Non-linearly isomorphic non-equivalent $G-$representations?

Let $G$ be an algebraic group (or a group scheme) over a field $\Bbbk$, and let $V$ be an algebraic $G-$representation (I mean, corresponding to a homomorphism of $\Bbbk-$group schemes $G\rightarrow ...

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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
$$O_n(k,f):=\{ g\in GL_n(k) \mid \forall x,y\in k^n : f(x,y)=f(g.x,g.y) \}$$
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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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### 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 ...