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$\mathbb{Q}$-forms of $\mathrm{SL}_2\times \mathrm{SL}_2$

I am learning something about lattices in algebraic groups. Consider the algebraic group $\mathrm{SL}_2\times \mathrm{SL}_2$. What are the $\mathbb{Q}$-forms of such groups?
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How to “lift” a transitive group action on a manifold?

Let $M=G/H$ be a homogeneous manifold, with $G$ connected Lie group. Suppose that $\widetilde{M}$ is a covering of $M$. QUESTION: is there a general prescription to obtain a Lie group ...
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Basics on lattice in classical groups

as a beginner,I am not sure whether this question is too basic to post here./-\。 Many textbook will talk about the prototypical example SL(n,Z)\SL(n,R), which can be identified with the space of ...
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Is the group of isometries of a homogeneous Riemannian manifold maximal?

I have a homogeneous Riemannian manifold X with isometry group Iso. Is Iso a maximal group? By maximal group, I mean that there does not exist another group G such that: Iso is a proper subgroup of ...
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Is there a “unique” homogeneous contact structure on odd-dimensional spheres?

Let $S^{2n-1}\subset\mathbb{C}^{n}$, and denote by $\langle\,\cdot\,,\,\cdot\,\rangle$ the Hermitian product. Then $$ \mathcal{C}_p:=\{\xi\in T_pS^{2n-1}\mid\langle p,\xi\rangle=0\},\quad p\in ...
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Does the standard Podlés sphere have a quasitriangular Hopf algebra structure? Do quantum homogeneous spaces have one in general?

Function spaces on (classical) homogeneous spaces can have a bialgebra structure: Take $S^2$ to be the unital, associative algebra generated by $x, y, z$ with the relation $x^2 + y^2 + z^2 = 1$ and ...
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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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Can an acyclic continuum be metrically homogenous? (I'd say: no way! :-)

I asked recently on MO about algebraic structures admitted by topologically homogenous continua like the Hilbert cube $\ I^{\mathbb N}\ $ or the Knaster pseudo-arc. There is a relation between the ...
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From the representation category of a Lie group and the representation on a homogeneous space, can we reconstruct the stabiliser subgroup reps?

Given a Lie group $G$ and a transitive action $- \triangleright - : G \times X \to X$ on a homogeneous space, we can recover the stabiliser subgroup $H_x$ of a point $x \in X$. It is the subgroup of ...
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Connections on a Lie Group

A Lie group $G$ can be considered as a reductive homogeneous space in at least two different ways; $G/\{e\}$ and $G\times G/G^*$. In the first case, the canonical connection associated with the ...
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Is $G/T$ a projective variety?

Let $G$ be a semisimple Lie group and $T$ be its maximal torus. Can we say that $G/T$ is a projective variety?. Is there any proof or counterexample for it?
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Subgroups of $E(n) = \mathbb{R}^n \rtimes O(n)$ with trivial orbit space

Let G be a subgroup of $E(n) = \mathbb{R}^n \rtimes O(n)$(the rigid motions of $\mathbb{R}^n$ ) with orbit space as a point. Example: the group of all translations of $\mathbb{R}^n$ and of course any ...
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Classification of Compact Symplectic Homogeneous Spaces

Let $M=G/H$ be a compact homogeneous space, $G$ a compact Lie Group and $H$ a closed subgroup. Is there some classification, akin to the Kaehler case, for which such manifolds admit a symplectic ...
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Existence of $n$-connected topological groups with $m$-dimensional action extending that of $GL(m)$ on $\mathbb{R}^m$

I'll first state the question as concisely as I can and then provide some motivation. Consider two positive integers $m$ and $n$ such that $m < n+2$. Does there exist a topological group $G$ ...
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Invariant Finsler Metrics on Homogeneous Spaces

Given: 1) a Finsler metric $F_p : T_p G \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ on $SU(N+1)$ 2) a $U(N)$ subgroup of $SU(N+1)$ which is a stabilizer subgroup of some point on $CP^N$ (complex projective space) in ...
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compute the automorphism of Iwasawa manifold

An Iwasawa manifold is a compact quotient of a 3-dimensional complex Heisenberg group by a cocompact, discrete subgroup. We can also refer to Griffiths and Harris's Principles of Algebraic Geometry ...
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Does the 4-sphere have a nonzero Poisson structure as a Poisson homogeneous space?

It is known that the 4-sphere does not have a symplectic structure. However, it does admit Poisson structures, for example the zero Poisson structure, which is quite boring. Does it have other, more ...
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Free S^1 action on a symmetric space of compact type

Consider a symmetric space G/H of compact type where rank(G) is greater than rank(H). The Euler characteristic of this space is known to be zero. What can be said about the existence of a fixed point ...
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G-invariant differential forms on homogeneous space of Lie Groups

Let $G$ be a connected Lie Group and $K<G$ a maximal compact subgroup. Denote by $\Omega^q(G/K)^G$ the $G$-invariant real-valued $q$-forms on the manifold $G/K$, i.e. those forms $\omega$ s.t. ...
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Does a free action always induce a diffeomorphism?

Suppose that $G$ is a Lie group with a transitive action on a smooth manifold $M$. The regular theory of Lie groups tells us that $G$ and $M$ are diffeomorphic if the isotropy group is trivial. The ...
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Noncommutative Erlangen Program

Has Klein's "Erlangen Program" been generalized/extended to the noncommutative setting (say, à la Connes)? Is there a classification of "noncommutative klein geometries" at least in very low ...
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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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Homogeneous Spaces and Equivariant Hodge Maps

For a homogeneous space $G/H$, endowed with a $H$-equivariant metric $g$, let $\ast$ be the corresponding Hodge star map. It seems that $\ast$ must also be $\ast$-equivariant, but I can't see how one ...
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Cross section for closed Lie subgroup in a Lie group

Let $G$ be a Lie group and $H$ a closed Lie subgroup. Is there an explicit way to construct a local cross section of $H$ in $G$ so that $\pi: G\to G/H$ is a fiber bundle?
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Big tangent bundle

Let $X$ be a nonsingular complex algebraic variety whose tangent bundle is $T_X$. I use Lazarsfeld's book for the definition of a big vector bundle. A line bundle $L$ is big if it has Itaka dimension ...
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Quotient of a reductive group by a non-smooth subgroup

This is a continuation of my question Quotient of a reductive group by a non-smooth central finite subgroup. Let $G$ be a smooth, connected, reductive $k$-group over a field $k$ of characteristic ...
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Lorentzian isoparametric hypersurfaces of ads

A hypersurface of a pseudo-Riemannian manifold is said to be isoparametric if its shape operator has the same characteristic polynomial at all points. Xiao has classified Lorentzian isoparametric ...
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Conjugation of homogeneous spaces

Let $X$ be a smooth irreducible algebraic variety over the field of complex numbers ${\mathbb{C}}$. Let $x\in X({\mathbb{C}})$. Let $\tau$ be an automorphism of ${\mathbb{C}}$ (not necessarily ...
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Jets of Equivariant Vector Bundles

Let $M$ be a (compact) $G$-homogeneous space with fibre group $H$, and let ${\cal E}$ be a $G$-equivariant $k$-dimensional vector bundle over $M$ with corresponding representation $\pi:H \to $R$^k$. ...
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Sobolev Norm of distance function on Riemannian manifold

Suppose $M$ is a Riemannian manifold with distance function $d:M\times M \rightarrow [0,\infty)$. If it helps let $M$ be a Lie group with finite Haar measure $\mu$ and left invariant metric (like ...
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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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Does $G/H$ (quotient of a real semisimple Lie group by a Cartan subgroup) have a natural symplectic structure?

Let $G$ be a real semisimple Lie group (say $SL(2,\mathbb{R})$) and $H$ be its Cartan subgroup (say torus or diagonal subgroup of $SL(2,\mathbb{R})$). My questions is: it is always true that we have ...
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Why $G\to G/H$ is faithfully flat?

Some questions about algebraic groups. Let $G$ be an affine algebraic group over algebraically closed field $k$. Questions: Let $H$ be a closed subgroup of $G$, then (as I learnt from some paper) ...
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More familiar description of wonderful compactification of SL_n/S(GL_2 \times GL_n-2)

I am trying to learn a bit about spherical geometry and wonderful compactifications. Please correct any misconceptions. If I've understood http://www.springerlink.com/content/x62342v721707828/ ...
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Generating stationary, ergodic random fields on a homogeneous space

Consider a homogeneous space $M$, which for the sake of concreteness, let's take to be $M = \mathbb R^d$. Fix some space $A$, and consider the space of functions $X = C(M,A)$, along with its Borel ...
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Finite dimensional homogeneous spaces of $Diff(S^1)$

This question is a refined version of Representations of infinite dimensional Lie algebras as vector fields on manifolds I'm interested in the finite dimensional homogeneous spaces of $Diff(S^1)$. ...
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Finite Field Grassmannians as Homogeneous Spaces

For the real Grassmannian Gr$(N,k)$ we have the well-known isomorphism $$ \text{Gr}(N,k) = O(N)/(O(k) \times O(N-k)) $$ For the complex case, we have $$ \text{Gr}(N,k) = U(N)/(U(k) \times U(N-k)) $$ ...
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Are torsors over unipotent groups trivial

I might have misunderstood something I heard somewhere. Are torsors over unipotent groups trivial? I couldn't find this in some standard references.
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projective camera: back-projecting a point on the image plane into 3-space

suppose I got a projective camera model. for this model I would like to back-project a ray through a point in the image plane. I know that the equation for this is the following: $$ y(\lambda) = P^+_0 ...
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Write homogeneous spherical space forms as coset spaces

Hi, Let $S=G/K$ be a sphere written as coset space. I know there are just few possibilities for $G$, and $K$ due to the classification of compact connected groups that can be transitive on a sphere. ...
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Lie groups acting transitively (and isometrically) on anti de Sitter spaces

I hope this question is not deemed too localised. Recall that anti de Sitter space is the lorentzian analogue of hyperbolic space; that is, a simply-connected lorentzian manifold of constant negative ...
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a question about invariant volume forms on homogeneous spaces.

Here I consider $G$ a connected Lie group, which is assumed to be linear (i.e. embeddable in some $GL_n(\mathbb{R})$, and $X$ a homogeneous space under $G$. Fix a point $x\in X$, one considers the map ...
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Isometry group of a homogeneous space

Background Let $(M,g)$ be a finite-dimensional riemannian (or more generally pseudoriemannian) manifold. Suppose that I know that a certain Lie group $G$ acts transitively and isometrically on $M$ ...