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Rep Theory Consequences of Bott--Weil--Borel

I've been getting interested in the (Bott--)Borel--Weil theorem lately. As a (mainly) geometer it is very interesting to see representation appearing (from nowhere as far as I can see) in the theory ...
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What is the significance that the Springer resolution is a moment map?

Let $\mathcal{B}$ be the flag variety and $\mathcal{N} \subset \mathfrak{g}$ is the nilpotent cone. We know that the Springer resolution $$ \mu: T^*\mathcal{B}\rightarrow \mathcal{N} $$ is the moment ...
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Cohomology ring of a flag variety and representation theory

I'm interested in the cohomology ring $H^*(G/B)$ of a flag variety $G/B$, where $G$ is a complex semi-simple Lie group and $B$ the Borel subgroup. Borel (1953) showed that this ring is isomorphic to ...
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Partial (or complete) flag varieties as GIT quotients of affine spaces

I am looking for presentations of partial or complete flag varieties as GIT quotients of affine varieties spaces. That is, for a choice of of dimensions $0=d_1<d_2<\dots<d_k = n$, I would ...
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Riemannian metric on a flag variety

$\def\C{\mathbb{C}}\def\CP{\mathbb{CP}}$Every complex projective space $\CP^n$ has a natural Riemannian metric, the Fubini–Study metric, which is defined via the quotient definition of $\CP^n = \...
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Examples of Symplectic Questions Solved by ``Mirror Symmetry Translation'' to Complex Questions

According to the proponents of homological mirror symmetry, when a complex and symplectic manifold are mirror symmetric, we can take difficult questions about the symplectic space and transfer them ...
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Cominuscule property of nilpotent orbits

Let $G$ be a complex reductive Lie group, $G/P$ a flag manifold, and $\Phi: T^* G/P \to {\mathfrak g}^*$ the moment map. So $\Phi(T^* G/P)$ is the closure of a nilpotent orbit. Lots of classes of ...
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Is the Springer resolution a blow-up?

Let's consider the Springer resolution of the nilpotent cone $\mathcal{N}$ of a complex semisimple Lie algebra $\mathfrak{g}$, which is $$ \widetilde{\mathcal{N}}=T^*\mathcal{B}\rightarrow \mathcal{N}...
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Hard Lefschetz Theorem for the Flag Manifolds

In the case of a generalized flag manifold $G/P$, we have an explicit description of their cohomology groups due to Borel.(See herehere for a description.) I would like to know what the hard Lefschetz ...
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Closed orbits of complete flags in $\mathbb{C}^n$

Let $B$ be a symmetric (or antisymmetric) non-degenerate bilinear form on $\mathbb{C}^n$ and let $G$ be the associated group of automorphisms $O(n)$ (resp. $Sp(n)$). What can we say about the Zariski-...
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Quotienting $SU(3)$ by $U(1)$?

As is well-known, if we quotient $SU(2)$ by the action of $U_1$, embedded in the diagonal as $(e^{i \theta}, e^{-i \theta})$, we get the $2$-sphere. As is also well-known, if we quotient $SU(3)$ on ...
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Hecke algebra and $H^*(G/B)$

Given a complex reductive group, with Weyl group $W$, one can associate to it lots of "algebras of size $|W|$". For example $B$ equivariant functions on $G/B$ with convolution, grothendieck groups of ...
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The anticanonical bundle on a flag variety is ample

Hello, I would like to get references or answers, for the following. How do I show that the anti-canonical line bundle (i.e. dual to top wedge power of cotangent bundle) on a flag variety (of a ...
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Is there a canonical split signature metric on $\mathbb{P}^n\times\mathbb{P}^{n\,\ast}$?

Let $$ M:=\{(P,\pi)\mid P\not\in\pi\}\subset\mathbb{P}^n\times\mathbb{P}^{n\,\ast} $$ be the open and dense (and as such $2n$-dimensional) subset of non-incident point-hyperplane pairs. If $P=\mathbb{...
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Quotient of Flag varieties

Let $G=SL_3(\mathbb{C})$ and $X=G/B$ be the associated full flag variety. Fix a non-degenerate symmetric quadratic form $Q$ on $\mathbb{C}^3$. This gives an order $2$ automorphism $F_Q$ of $X$, ...
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Mirror Symmetry for Homogeneous Spaces other than Flag Manifolds

Mirror symmetry is (reasonably) well understood for the general flag manifolds, due to the work of Kim, Givental, Rietsch, and others. Do there exist other homogeneous spaces for which mirror symmetry ...
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Purity and six operations?

The six operations $f_!,f^!,f_*,f^*,\otimes,\mathcal Hom$ have the property that they preserve estimates on weights in one direction. For $f_!,f^!,f_*,f^*$ I can see, that they don't preserve purity ...
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Group Representations and Holomorphic Vectors Bundles over Homogeneous Spaces (extending Borel--Weil)

For a flag manifold $F$ of a group $G$, the Borel--Weil theorem deals with representations of $G$ on the holomorphic sections of the line bundles over $F$. Let us consider a general framework than ...
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Non-vanishing of elements in cohomology of full Flag varieties

Consider the full flag variety $F_n$ consisting of full flags in $\mathbb C^n$. There is a collection of tautological bundles on $F_n$: $0=U_0\subset U_1\subset ...\subset U_{n-1}\subset U_n=\mathbb ...
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Intersections of $B$ and $B^-$ orbits in the flag variety $G/B$

Let $G = SL_n(\mathbb{C})$, $B$ be a Borel subgroup, and $B^-$ be the opposite Borel. Both the $B$ and $B^-$ orbits on the flag variety $G/B$ are indexed by the Weyl group $W$. Let $S_{w_1}$ and $S^-...
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What kind of algebra has geometric realization as in “Geometric Methods in Representation Theory of Hecke Algebras and Quantum Groups”

In Chriss and Ginzburg's book "Representation Theory and Complex Geometry" as well as the paper "Geometric Methods in Representation Theory of Hecke Algebras and Quantum Groups", the group algebra $\...
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Intersections of the B-orbits and the orbits of some other Borel subgroups in the flag variety G/B

This is a follow-up of this previous question below: Intersections of $B$ and $B^-$ orbits in the flag variety $G/B$ Let $G = SL_n(\mathbb{C})$, $B$ be the standard Borel subgroup, and consider some ...
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How to characterize the class of $(\mathfrak{g},K)$-modules with a fixed lowest K-type in the framework of D-modules?

Let $G$ be a real semisimple Lie group, $K$ be a maximal compact subgroup. Let $\mathfrak{g}_0$ and $\mathfrak{k}_0$ be their real Lie algebras respectively. Let $\mathfrak{g}$ and $\mathfrak{k}$ be ...
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Equivariant Almost Complex Structures on the Full Flag Manifolds

On complex projective space ${\bf CP}^m$, there exists a unique $SU(m+1)$-equivariant almost-complex structure. What happens for the case of the full flag manifold of $SU(m+1)$, which is to say the ...
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Defining Equations of a Flag Variety

I've been reading Fulton's Young Tableaux, and I'm trying to understand flag varieties. I want to understand the defining equations of a Flag Variety, but the coordinates in Fulton's Plucker relations,...
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Moduli of flag varieties

I work over an algebraically closed field $k$ of characteristic zero. Recall that a flag variety is a projective variety which is a homogeneous space for some semisimple algebraic group. Every flag ...
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Are Wolf spaces flag manifolds?

It's all in the title: Are Wolf spaces flag manifolds? Both are group quotients of semi-simple Lie groups. In the Grassmannian case this is so, and I always tacitly assumed it extended to the general ...
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What is the Explicit Relationship between Coadjoint Orbits and Flag Manifolds?

Given a complex semi-simple Lie group $G$, it acts smoothly on the dual $\frak{g}^*$ of its Lie algebra $\frak{g}$ by the coadjoint action. The orbits of that action are called coadjoint orbits. A ...
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Cohomology Ring of the Flag Manifolds, Cartan Subalgebras, and Weyl Groups

I've recently read the following line in an interesting paper: It is well-known that the cohomology ring of a flag variety $G/B$ is isomorphic to the quotient ring of the ring of polynomial ...
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Stalks of intersection cohomology complexes of Schubert varieties and Bruhat order

All varieties are over $\mathbb{C}$. Let $G$ be a connected reductive group, $B\subseteq G$ a Borel subgroup. Let $O_w$ be a $B$-orbit in $G/B$. I.e., $O_w$ is a Bruhat cell. In particular, it is ...
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Application of Frobenius splitting in characteristic $0$

In general, Frobenius splitting only defines on field of characteristic $p$ (algebraically closed) field. I am reading Brion and Kumar's book and I can see that there are geometric results can be ...
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Notes on flag varieties and Grassmannians for beginners

Can you suggest books or lecture notes (for beginners) covering basic material about flag varieties and Grassmannians (of reductive groups), with emphasis on the usual flag variety, i.e. flag variety ...
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The proof of the splitting principle in equivariant K-theory via flag manifolds

In Atiyah's famous paper "Bott periodicity and the index of elliptic operators" section 4, he proved the splitting principle for unitary groups (Propostion 4.9 in that paper), namely: Let $j: T\...
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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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Kahler Metric Fundamental Forms and Cohomology Ring Generators

For the projective line $CP^1$, its cohomology ring has a single generator. Moreover, this generator is given by the cohomology class of the fundamental form associated associated to the Fubini--Study ...
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Why is $\mathbb{P}(T\mathbb{P}^2)$ isomorphic to the space of complete flags $GL_3/B$?

In one the the answers to this thread " Can one embedd the projectivezed tangent space of CP^2 in a projective space? " it was mentioned that " $\mathbb{P}(T\mathbb{P}^2)$ isomorphic to the variety ...
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Full exceptional set on flag variety

Define a full exceptional set in a triangulated category to be a partially ordered set of objects $\Delta_i$ which generate the category and such that $\text{Ext}^\bullet(\Delta_i, \Delta_j) = 0$ ...
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How does the grading on the cohomology of a flag variety break up the regular representation of W?

The complex cohomology H^* of the manifold of flags in C^n is a quotient of C[x1,...,xn] by the ideal generated by symmetric polynomials with no constant term. In particular it has an action of the ...
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Borel--Bott--Weil for the Grassmannians

The Borel--Bott--Weil Theorem is usually stated for the complete flag manifold of $SU(N)$. Does an analogue hold for the other flags, for example the Grassmannians? More precisely, suppose $G(\mathbf ...
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Schubert varieties and Young diagrams

In his book Young Tableaux, Fulton asserts, in Exercise 9.4.18 on p. 152, that the Schubert variety $\Omega_{\lambda}$ is defined by the conditions $\text{dim}(V \cap F_{n+i- \lambda_{i}}) \geq i$ for ...
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What is known about formality of flag varieties?

Let $G$ be a connected, complex reductive algebraic group and $X=G/P$ a (partial) flag variety. For example by "Real homotopy theory of Kähler manifolds", we know that its cohomology with real ...
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Mirror Symmetry for Flag Supermanifolds

I recently learned the following two things, and I wish to know how to make them reconciled. (1) As far as I understand, the flag manifolds serve as a tractable class of examples for the very ...
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Equivariant Cohomology of flag varieties

Let $G$ be a simple simply connected algebraic group and $T$ be a maximal torus in $G$. Let $B$ be a Borel containing $T$ and $N(T)/T$ be the Weyl group. We have nice actions of $T$ and $W$ on the ...
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(semi-)Small resolutions of Peterson varieties

Peterson varieties (in type A) can be described as the subvarieties of the full flag variety $$\{(F_{i})\;|\; F_{i}\subset \mathbb{C}^{n}, \; \dim F_{i} =i,\; N(F_{i})\subset F_{i+1}\}$$ where $N$ ...
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Flag Varieties via Quiver Varieties

In type $A$ it is possible to realise the flag variety $\mathcal{F}$ of $\text{SL}_{n}(\mathbb{C})$ via Nakajima's quiver varieties: consider the vectors $v=(1,2,\ldots, n-1), w=(0,\ldots,0,n)$. Then, ...
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How to deduce (8.1) in Lusztig's “Equivariant K-theory and representations of Hecke Algebras”

Let G be a connected complex algebraic group G and X=G/B, where B is the Borel subgroup. $ M=G\times C^{*}$, where $C^*$ acts on X trivially. Let $K_M(X)$ be the equivariant K-theory. Let $s\in S$ be ...
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Are all Equivariant Bundles of a Total Flag Manifold Constructable from Line Bundles?

As we all know, for any homogeneous space $G/H$ we have that the equivariant vector bundles over $G/H$ are characterized by the representations of $H$. Thus, for the the complex projective line $CP^1 \...
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Projections of orbifolds

A while back I came across orbifolds, in particular the quotients $SU(2)/U(1)\cong S^2$, $SU(3)/(SU(2)\times U(1)\cong \mathbb{C}P^2$ and $SU(3)/(U(1)\times U(1))$. The way I needed them, was as an ...
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The real group orbits on the flag variety always contains the holomorphic directions?

Let $G$ be a real semisimple Lie group and $\mathfrak{g}$ be its complexified Lie algebra. We have the flag variety $\mathcal{B}$ of $\mathfrak{g}$ which is the set of all Borel subalgebras of $\...
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How the existence of holomorphic sections depends on the choice of complex structure

In this Mathoverflow question it is asked how many invariant complex structures exist on the full flag manifold of $SU(m)$. In this question it is asked when a line bundle over a flag manifold has ...