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Orthogonal group of the lattice $I_{p,q}$?

Here $I_{p,q}$ is the unique-up-to-isometry unimodular lattice of signature $(p,q)$, whose Gram matrix is diagonal with $p$ 1s and $q$ -1s. In his paper "ON GROUPS OF UNIT ELEMENTS OF CERTAIN ...
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When do reflection groups act discretely on quadrics in indefinite/semi-Riemannian situation?

The hyperbolic case seems to be well understood after work of Vinberg. Given a lattice $L$ with quadratic form $Q$ of signature $(1,n)$, the orthogonal group of $L$ acts discretely on the affine ...
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When are root hyperplanes locally finite?

For an even integral lattice $L$ (of arbitrary signature, non-degenerate but not necessarily unimodular), consider roots (vectors of square $2$) and their orthogonal hyperplanes. First, I'd like to ...
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Reflection groups in O(n+1,n) arising `in nature'?

For a while a friend and I have been thinking about a family of integral symmetric bilinear forms of signature $(n+1,n)$. Such lattices in our case arise 'in nature' (in a certain problem about vector ...
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weyl group representations

I am looking for some references about irreducible representations of the Weyl Group over simple Lie Groups, both classical and exceptional ones. In particular I want to know the dimensions and the ...
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Applications (and source) of Bourbaki exercise on root systems with two root lengths?

In Chapters 4-6 of Bourbaki's Groupes et algebres de Lie, Exercise 20 for Section VI.1 concerns irreducible (reduced) root systems with roots of two lengths: in other words, systems of types $B_\ell, ...
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Symmetric functions in type B and type D

It is well known that the symmetric groups have a very nice and explicit representation theory. This is in particular true when one works with the collection of all symmetric groups simultaneously, in ...
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How linearly independent are the obvious combinatorial invariants of a Bruhat interval?

Let $[u, v]$ be a Bruhat interval in some Coxeter group. Let $I$ be the set of all Bruhat intervals. I am interested in functions $I \to \mathbb{Z}$ which are invariant under poset isomorphisms. ...
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Representations of finite Coxeter groups

What is reference for complex irreducible representations of Hecke algebra of finite Coxeter groups (say generic case q =1)? I am interested in knowing its Wedderburn decomposition. So want explicit ...
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Monotonic maximal chains in a Coxeter group

Let $(W, S)$ be a Coxeter system, and let $T = \bigcup_{w \in W, s \in S} wsw^{-1}$. Associated to every element $t \in T$ is a unique positive root $\alpha_t \in \Phi^{+}$ considered as a vector in ...
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Do p-compact groups have a sufficiently good notion of “flag variety” and “intersection cohomology”?

This is mostly an idle question, since I don't think I'd be able to do anything with a positive answer. But a positive answer would still be interesting, I think. Background An outstanding problem ...
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Is Soergel's proof of Kazhdan-Lusztig positivity for Weyl groups independent of other proofs?

Let $(W, S)$ be a Coxeter system. Soergel defined a category of bimodules $B$ over a polynomial ring whose split Grothendieck group is isomorphic to the Hecke algebra $H$ of $W$. Conjecturally, the ...
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Does the Poincare series of a Coxeter group always describe a “flag variety”?

Let $W$ be a Coxeter group and let $P_W(q) = \sum_{w \in W} q^{\ell(w)}$ be its Poincare series. When $W$ is the Weyl group of a simple algebraic group $G$ (hence $W$ is finite), $P_W(q)$ is the ...
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A question on a Davis complex of a Coxeter group

Let us have a look at p. 64 of M. Davis book "The Geometry and Topology of Coxeter Groups". The discussion preceeding Definition 5.1.3. shows that $\mathcal{U}(G, X)/G$ is homeomorphic to $X$. Theorem ...
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Reference for representation of Weyl group using r_alpha + c partial_alpha

Take $W = S_n$ for simplicity, though other Weyl groups work too. Let $r_i$ denote the $i$th simple reflection acting on ${\mathbb A}^n$, and $\partial_i = 1/(x_i - x_{i+1}) (Id - r_i)$ denote the ...
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Coxeter Arrangements and an Identity

Let $\{A_i\}$ be a collection of $m$ hyperplanes in $\mathbb{C}^n$ which all pass through the origin (a central hyperplane arrangement). Such an arrangement is called Coxeter if reflecting across any ...
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Definitions of Hecke algebras

There is a definition of Iwahori-Hecke algebras for Coxeter groups in terms of generators and relations and there is a definition of Hecke algebras involving functions on locally compact groups. Are ...