Lie algebras are algebraic structures which were introduced to study the concept of infinitesimal transformations. The term "Lie algebra" (after Sophus Lie) was introduced by Hermann Weyl in the 1930s. In older texts, the name "infinitesimal group" is used. Related mathematical concepts include Lie ...

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Reference for exercises with solutions for affine Lie algebras

I am doing self-study of affine Lie algebras, and while I have all recommended reference material, I find it hard to prepare for the exam. It was quite easy to study finite-dimensional simple Lie ...
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PBW for Lie Superalgebras [migrated]

The PBW Theorem In the literature there are many sources discussing the PBW-basis for Lie superalgebras, see for example M. Scheunert - The Theory of Lie Superalgebras theorem 1 and corollary in ...
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Invariant Laurent polynomials under cyclic group action

Start with the cyclic group $G:=\mathbb{Z}/p$ of prime order $p$ and and an integer lattice $P:=\mathbb{Z}^p$. Let $G$ act on $P$ by cyclic permutation of coordinates. There is an induced action on ...
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cartan killing metric [on hold]

I know that we can define the killing form on a lie algebra. However, when going to the group manifold, does this give rise to a metric on the manifold? I thought that would be the case, but I cant ...
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An algorithm to compare two representations of a simple Lie algebra?

I have two representations of a simple (complex or real) finite-dimensional Lie algebra $S$, both given in terms of their structure constants on a given basis. the first one is the adjoint ...
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Abelian Lie Algebra of dimension more than 3 [closed]

Why every k>=3 dimensional abelian Lie algebra of vector fields on the plane is necessarily intransitive?
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Computing maximal ideals of a Lie algebra

Would you know an algorithm (or an automatic method) that computes all maximal ideals $J$ of a given Lie algebra? Or an algorithm that computes all maximal ideals $J$ containing a given minimal ideal ...
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The geometry of the holomorph of a Lie group

Every Lie group $G$ is naturally contained in its holomorph Hol($G$) = $G \rtimes $ Aut($G$) Is Hol$(G)$ always a Lie group? If the answer is yes our main questions: 1.For a left ...
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What are Carnot groups?

I'm trying to learn the Pansu differentiability theorem and I need to know what Carnot groups are. Can someone please explain what Carnot groups are? An introductory reference would be greatly ...
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Commutators of Schur polynomials of Lie algebra elements

Question: Is there a well-known formula for computing the commutators of Schur polynomials when the variables are Lie algebra elements? If the algebra has a particularly simple commutation relation, ...
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representation of $SO(p)\times SO(q)$ with $p,q$ odd

Assume $p,q$ odd. We denote by $\sigma_p$ the standard representation of $SO(p)$, that is the representation of $SO(p)$ acting on $\mathbf{R}^p$ as matrix. So is $\sigma_q$. Take $K=SO(p)\times ...
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Convention about “long” roots for simple Lie algebras of types ADE?

The classification of simple Lie algebras (over $\mathbb{C}$ or other sufficiently large field of characteristic 0) correlates these Lie algebras with the irreducible reduced root systems (in ...
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highest weight representations inside tensor product

Let $G$ be a semisimple simply connected group over an algebraically closed field $k$ of characteristic zero, $B$ a Borel and $T$ a maximal torus. Let $\lambda,\mu,\nu$ be dominant characters of $T$. ...
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A vector space associated with a vector field on a symplectic manifold

Let $(M,\omega)$ be a $2n$ dimensional symplectic manifold and $X$ is a smooth vector field on $M$. Consider the following subvector space of $\chi^{\infty}(M)$: $$S(X)=\{Y\in ...
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Closure order on nilpotent orbits in exceptional Lie algebras

Let $G$ be a simple algebraic group over the algebraically closed field $k$ of positive characteristic, and let ${\mathfrak g}={\rm Lie}(G)$. It is well known that there are finitely many nilpotent ...
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Finite-codimension subalgebras of generalized Kac-Moody lie algebras

Do generalized Kac-Moody lie algebras of infinite dimension contain subalgebras of finite codimension? If so, is there a classification?
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References about reality of minimal affinizations of quantum affine algebras

Let $U_q(\widehat{\mathfrak{g}})$ be the quantum affine algebra associated to a complex simple Lie algebra $\mathfrak{g}$. A simple module $M$ of $U_q(\widehat{\mathfrak{g}})$ is called real if $M ...
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Connection between Lie algebras and fusion rings

Example: Take the irreps of $SU(2)$: $0,1/2,1,...$ (Spin notation.) The quantum dimensions are $1,q+1/q,q^2+q+1+1/q+1/q^2,...$. At $q=(-1)^{1/5}$ this evaluates to $1,\phi,0,...$ and you get the ...
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Polarizations generate the ring of invariants?

The symmetric group $S_n$ acts on $\mathbb R^n$ by permuting the coordinates and the ring of polynomial invariants is generated by the elementary symmetric polynomials. If we restrict the action to ...
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Weyl groups of $E_6$ and $E_7$

The Weyl group $W_6$ of the Lie algebra $E_6$ is of order 51840, the automorphism group of the unique simple group of order 25920, while the Weyl group $W_7$ of the Lie algebra $E_7$ is of order ...
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symmetrizability of generalised cartan matrix [migrated]

How to prove a generalized Cartan matrix whose diagram contains no cycles is symmetrizable? Any hint would be sufficient. Thanks in Advance. I asked the same question MSE. Later I thought it is ...
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Questions about the $\mathbf{i}$-trails of Berenstein and Zelevinsky

The $\mathbf{i}$-trails of Berenstein and Zelevinsky was introduced on page 5 (Definition 2.1) in this paper. It is defined as follows. Let $\gamma, \delta \in \mathfrak{h}^*$. Let ${\bf i}=(i_1, ...
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Can we find structure constants of Lie Algebra for Lie Symmetry of ODE without solving determining equations?

Let's consider (for example) one scalar ODE. We are searching for Lie Symmetries of it. There is well-known result, that we can find size of Symmetry Group without solving determining equations. ...
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Extension of an involutive automorphism

Suppose that $g$ is a complex semi-simple Lie algebra and $g'$ its reductive subalgebra. If $\tau$ is an involutive automorphism of $g'$, can $\tau$ be extended to an involutive automorphism of $g$ ...
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Link between Virasoro algebra and Heisenberg algebra

I'm reading these notes on infinite-dimensional Lie algebras. On page 5, author defines Heisenberg algebra and shows that certain infinite sums of elements of Heisenberg algebra (I'm being a little ...
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Inequality for the index of a Lie algebra using its Levi decomposition

The answers to this question indicate that there is a fairly vast literature on the index of Lie algebras. Unfortunately I was not able to find in this literature (or maybe to extract from it) an ...
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Closure relations between Bruhat cells on the flag variety

Given a Lie group $G$ over $\mathbb{C}$ and a Borel subgroup $B$. There is this famous Bruhat decomposition of the flag variety $G/B$. How do we prove the closure relations between the cells, which ...
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Conjugacy class of semisimple elements

Let $G$ be a complex simple Lie group with Lie algebra $\mathfrak g$ and $G_1$ be a complex simple subgroup of $G$ with Lie algebra $\mathfrak g_1$. We may assume $G$ and $G_1$ to be of adjoint type. ...
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What is the relation between spherical principal series representations of a reductive Liegroup and Verma modules for its Lie algebra?

Here is an issue that thoroughly confuses me. I hope I can express it in a way that is clear cut enough for this site. Let $G$ be a real reductive Lie group and $\mathfrak{g}$ be the complexification ...
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How to find the multiplicity of weight in a Verma module?

In particular, let $\mathfrak g$ be the semisimple Lie algebra of type $A_{2}$ et let $\alpha,\beta$ be its simple roots. How can the multiplicity of weight $-2\alpha -3\beta$ be calculated in the ...
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How can the generators of subalgebra $\mathfrak g^{\sigma}$ of $\sigma$-stable elements be expressed through generators of Lie algebra $\mathfrak g$?

Let $\mathfrak g$ be the semisimple Lie algebra of type $D_{4}$. Let $\sigma$ be the 3-rd order automorphism of $\mathfrak g$ induced by the triality of $D_{4}$: $$ ...
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Does the associated Lie algebra determine a group?

Let $G$ be a group and let $\Gamma_G(k)$ be the $k$th term of the lower central series of $G$. For each $k\geq 1$, set $\mathcal{L}_G(k)=\Gamma_G(k)/\Gamma_G(k+1)$ and ...
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Injectivity of Rewrite Rule in a Free Lie Algebra

Let $L$ be a free Lie algebra (over $\mathbb{Q}$) on generators $x_1, x_2, \ldots, x_n$, and let $V_k$ be the subspace spanned by the $k$-fold brackets. Let $U_1 = \mathrm{span}\{ x_i | i< ...
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Testing the faithfulness of group homomorphisms by testing on the level of induced Lie Algebras

Let $G$ be a group and let $\Gamma_G(k)$ be the $k$th term of the lower central series of $G$. For each $k\geq 1$, set $\mathrm{gr}_k(G)=\Gamma_G(k)/\Gamma_G(k+1)$ and ...
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Reducible reductive Lie subalgebras of so(p,q)

Is it true that $S(O(p) \times O(q))$ is the only proper subgroup of $SO(p,q)$ of full rank acting on the natural representation $\mathbb{R}^{p+q}$ of $SO(p,q)$ that stabilizes a $p$-dimensional ...
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Breaking up the free Lie algebra into Gl irreps

The free Lie algebra $L(V)$ generated by an $r$-dimensional vector space $V$ is, in the language of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_Lie_algebra , the free Lie algebra generated by any choice of ...
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Whitehead's second Lemma and invariants of exterior square

Let $k$ be an algebraically closed field of characteristic $0$ and let $\mathfrak{g}$ be a finite dimensional semisimple $k$-Lie algebra. By Whitehead's second Lemma, we know that $H^{2}(\mathfrak{g}, ...
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defining generators for Hamilton lie algebra

By definition, the Hamiltonian algebra over $GF(2)$. $$H(2r; n):=\text{span}_F \{D_H(x^α) | α ∈A(m; n), α \neq π\}$$ such that $π=(2^{m_1}-1,...,2^{m_n}-1)$. Now I want to know what happens for ...
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Weyl group of a symmetric space

Let $G/K$ be a symmetric space of a non-compact type, i.e. $G$ is a semi-simple connected Lie group, and $K$ is its maximal compact subgroup. Helgason in his book "Differential geometry and symmetric ...
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Irreducible representations of Weyl group of F$_4$ on zero weight spaces?

This is a follow-up to a recent question here concerning the natural representation of a Weyl group $W$ on the zero weight space of an irreducible representation $L(\lambda)$ of highest weight ...
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Associated graded Lie algebra of braid groups

Let $G$ be a group and let $\Gamma_G(k)$ be the $k$th term of the lower central series of $G$. For each $k\geq 1$, set $\mathcal{L}_G(k)=\Gamma_G(k)/\Gamma_G(k+1)$ and ...
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perfect Lie algebra with a nonabelian solvable radical

Suppose you want to construct a perfect Lie algebra with a nonabelian solvable radical $\mathfrak{r}$, say with a commutator series of length 2. What are the conditions that guarantee the Lie algebra ...
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Some questions on analytic vectors and the integrability of Lie-algebra representations

I would like to ask a number of questions about the theory of analytic vectors and the integrability of Lie-algebra representations, but before I do so, let me fix the terminology to be used in this ...
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Generalized weight space

In their paper Lepowsky and Mcmollum sketch theory of weights in a more general setting. Here is their definition of a weight space: If $A$ is a subset of $\mathfrak g$ and $\lambda$ is a function ...
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Fundamental invariants for root subsystems

Let $\Phi$ be an irreducible root system of rank $\ell$. The fundamental invariants of $\Phi$ is a set of $\ell$ integers $d_1, \cdots, d_\ell$ canonically attached to $\Phi$. Now suppose $\Psi$ is ...
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Representations of the two dimensional non-abelian Lie algebra

I would like to know a complete description of the indecomposable representations of the two dimensional non-abelian Lie algebra over the complex numbers. The finite dimensional representations would ...
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Poincare duality for (co)homology of Lie algebras?

Let $R$ be a commutative ring and $\mathfrak{g}$ a Lie $R$-algebra that has an $R$-module basis with $n$ elements. In Algebra, Geometry, and Software Systems by Joswig & Takayama on p.200 it ...
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Any duality between different real forms of a complex Lie group? [closed]

A complex Lie group may have several real forms. Are there any duality/trinity... between them? Maybe a trivial question to ask, is $SL(3,\mathbb{C})$ a real form of $SL(3,\mathbb{C})\times ...
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Generators of invariant polynomials of semisimple Lie algebra

Suppose $\mathfrak{g}$ is a complex semi-simple Lie algebra. By a theorem of Chevalley, we know that $S(\mathfrak{g})^\mathfrak{g}$, i.e. the $\mathfrak{g}$ invariant polynomials, is generated by $l$ ...
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Is homology finitely generated as an algebra?

If a differential graded algebra is finitely generated as an algebra, is its homology finitely generated as an algebra? Is it easier if we impose any of the three conditions: characteristic zero; ...