# Tagged Questions

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### nth term in the Baker-Campbell-Hausdorff formula

I am trying to prove a result for which I need the nth term of the Baker-Campbell-Hausdorff formula. I came at this particular result (which is not of significance for the question, but mentioning for ...

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### Number of Richardson orbits in simple Lie algebras of types $E_n$?

This is a follow-up to my question about nilpotent orbits here asked in connection with an earlier discussion of symplectic resolutions. Leaving aside the connections with algebraic geometry and ...

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### R-linear representations of sl(2,C)

Is there some good reference for the classification of finite-dimensional ${\mathbb R}$-linear (as opposed to ${\mathbb C}$-linear) representations of $\mathfrak{sl}_2{\mathbb C}$?
Equivalently, what ...

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### Dimension of the nilpotent centralizer of a nilpotent matrix

Fix a natural number $n$ and an algebraically closed field $k$. Let $\mathfrak{g}=\mathfrak{gl}_n(k)$. For any partition of $n$, $\lambda=(\lambda_1,\ldots,\lambda_r)$, let $A_{\lambda}$ be the ...

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### Reference to definition of matrix log with domain SO(3) which is Borel measurable

I was trying to set up an inverse to matrix exponential $\exp:\mathrm{Skew}(3\times 3)\to SO(3)$ that "covers" the biggest possible domain and is Borel measurable. I was wondering if there is a ...

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### A question on Lie algebras

To what extent, the following types of Lie algebras are classified :
Those Lie algebras $L$ such that every Lie Group $G$ with $Li(G)\sim L$, is necessarily compact.

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### Computation of restricted Lie algebra (co)homology

My question is the following:
Is there a small complex, perhaps analogous to the Chevalley-Eilenberg complex, computing the (co)homology of a restricted Lie algebra over a field of characteristic ...

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### Geometric structure of flag manifolds, Borel -Weil-Bott theorem

I want to know if there is proof of Borel Weil Bott theorem, that is as geometric as it can be.
Let $G$ be a semisimple compact Lie group and $T$ be a maximal torus. We know that $G/T$ is a ...

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### About the Lie algebra of polyvector fields

I would like to know if someone already did some computations of the group of Lie algebra automorphisms of the algebra of polyvector fields on $\mathbb{R}^n$ equiped with the Schouten bracket (or ...

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### Casimir of a three dimensional solvable lie algebra

Good morning everyone. I've encountered recently during my computations the following lie algebra
$$\mathfrak g=\text{span}(f_0,f_1,f_2),$$
with $$\begin{eqnarray}[f_2,f_1]&=&f_0+a f_2,\\ ...

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### Easy argument for “connected simple real rank zero Lie groups are compact”?

Let $G$ be a connected simple Lie group. It is known that if $G$ has real rank zero, then $G$ is compact.
Background: every connected (semi)simple Lie group $G$ (with Lie algebra $\mathfrak{g}$) has ...

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### differentiating positive energy LG reps

Background:Let $G$ be a cscsc¹ Lie group, and let $\widetilde{LG}$ be the universal central extension (center = $S^1$) of $LG:=Map_{C^\infty}(S^1,G)$, with the topology inherited from the $C^\infty$ ...

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### References request: representations of Heisenberg algebra.

Let $p_1, p_2, \ldots$, be the power sum symmetric functions. Let $p_n^* = n \frac{\partial}{\partial p_n}$. Then $$ p_n^* p_m - p_m p_n^* = \delta_{m, n} 1. $$
Where could I find this result in some ...

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### Decomposition into irreducibles of symmetric powers of irreps.

Suppose I have an irreducible representation of a simple Lie algebra, say $\mathfrak{sl}(n)$ or $\mathfrak{so}(n)$ i.e., $A$ and $D$ type. Given such a representation, $\Gamma_\lambda$, indexed by its ...

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### Source of a formula for tensor product multiplicities?

This is a follow-up to a recent question by Allen Knutson here, involving a special type of tensor product multiplicity for a simple Lie algebra $\mathfrak{g}$ over $\mathbb{C}$ (or other ...

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### Reference request - localisation de g-modules

Does anyone have a link to a copy of Beilinson-Bernstein's "Localisation de g-modules", in which they prove the Beilinson-Bernstein theorem? I can't find it anywhere.

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### Criterion for nilradical of a maximal parabolic subalgebra to be abelian?

This question has some overlap with previous ones but doesn't seem to have a well-documented answer. I recall some literature (mostly involving Lie groups and hermitian symmetric pairs, etc.) which ...

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### BGG-like resolutions and translations

This question originated from my confusion after I read the following paragraph (page 31, section 4.8) in Resolutions and Hilbert series of the unitary highest weight modules of the exceptional ...

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### translation functors in parabolic category $\mathcal{O}$

I'm looking for a reference for a treatment of translation functors (as defined e.g. in this [question][1]) in parabolic versions of BGG category $\mathcal{O}$.
I am mainly interested in the ...

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### Clifford Lie Algebras

I'm studying the "Clifford Lie Algebra" (see http://arxiv.org/pdf/1007.2481.pdf page 30).
It's basically a way to look at Clifford algebras and their properties in a Lie algebraic
setting (which I ...

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### Deligne's 1996 note on exceptional Lie groups

This is about Deligne's "La série exceptionnelle de groupes de Lie, C.R. Acad. Sci. Paris Sér. I Math. 322 (1996), no. 4, 321–326".
When this came out, that was quite something! People were often ...

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### Copies of ax+b inside the AN part of an Iwasawa decomposition?

As a relative novice to the structure theory of Lie algebras and Lie groups, the following is what I can gather from reading parts of Helgason's book DG, Lie groups and symmetric spaces and Knapp's ...

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### Dual versions of “folding” symmetric ADE Dynkin diagrams?

Start with the Dynkin diagram of an irreducible root system, typically associated with a simple
Lie algebra over $\mathbb{C}$ or a simple algebraic group. Most of the simply-laced ADE
diagrams ...

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### Borel (parabolic) subalgebras of twisted affine Lie algebras.

The notion of Verma-type modules for affine Lie algebras is related to the concept of Borel subalgebras. The literature is extensive when the affine algebra is untwisted and all constructions come ...

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### Smallest dimension of nontrivial representation of a simple Lie algebra over `$\mathbb{C}$`

The question involved here is natural and very classical, but I'm unsure what has been formally stated and proved in the literature. The only approach I know involves assembling facts that apparently ...

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### About the intrinsic definition of the Weyl group of complex semisimple Lie algebras

It may be a easy question for experts.
The definition of the Weyl group of a complex semisimple Lie algebra $\mathfrak{g}$ is well-known: We first $\textbf{choose}$ a Cartan subalgebra ...

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### Reference request: Tensor products of modules for reductive Lie algebras

I am looking for a reference that describes how to decompose a tensor product of two finite dimensional simple modules for a reductive Lie algebra over $\mathbb{C}$.
In particular, I would like a ...

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### Lie algebras over non-algebraically closed fields

I am independently studying Lie algebras (in preparation for grad school) from James Humphrey's text "Introduction to Lie Algebras and Representation Theory. Fairly early on in the development ...

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### “Modern” proof for the Baker-Campbell-Hausdorff formula

Does someone has a reference to a modern proof of the Baker-Campbell-Hausdorff formula?
All proofs I have ever seen are related only to matrix Lie groups / Lie algebras and
are not at all geometric ...

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### Generalizing groups via the Hall-Witt identity

In studying the integrability problem for Lie algebra representations, I have been led to wonder whether generalizing the notion of group by dropping associativity, while keeping the Hall-Witt ...

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### Schur Weyl duality for sl_n representations

Consider a finite dimensional vector space $V$ and the general linear group $GL(V)$ acting on it. Both $GL(V)$ and the symmetric group $S_d$ act on the tensor product of $d$ copies of $V$, and by Weyl ...

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### Rational forms of simple Lie algebras

I am more or less familiar with the classification of real forms of complex semisimple Lie algebras. But as soon as I wander off into the domain of very-non-algebraically closed fields, things seem to ...

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### Equivariant Levi subalgebras.

Suppose $\mathfrak g$ is a finite dimensional Lie algebra over a field on characteristic zero and $G$ is a finite group of automorphisms of $\mathfrak g$.
Does there necessarily exist a Levi ...

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### Structure of $[S(\mathfrak{g})\otimes S(\mathfrak{g})]^G$ for semisimple $\mathfrak{g}$

Let $\mathfrak{g}$ be a semisimple Lie algebra over $\mathbb{C}$. $S(\mathfrak{g})^G$ is a polynomial algebra with rank $\mathfrak{g}$ generators. Call them $c_i(x)$, where $x\in \mathfrak{g}$ and ...

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### Decompose tensor product of type $G_2$ Lie algebras.

Let $G$ be a semisimple Lie algebra over $\mathbb{C}$. Let $V(\lambda)$ be the irreducible highest weight module for $G$ with highest weight $\lambda$. If $G$ is of type A, we can decompose ...

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### Reference request: representation of type G2 Lie algebras.

Let $\mathfrak{g}$ be an Lie algebra of type G2. Are there some combinatorial ways to describe a basis of a $\mathfrak{g}$-module? For classical types, there is a method used tableaux. Thank you very ...

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### Three-dimensional simple Lie algebras over the rationals

I ran into this question on math.stackexchange.com "How many 3 dimensional simple Lie algebras are there over the rationals?"
The question has been sitting idle for a long time. I thought it was ...

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### twisted affine algebras

Let $g$ a finite-dimensional complex simple Lie algebra and $\sigma$ a finite order Dynikin diagram automorphism of $g$.
Consider $\tilde g$ as the loop algebra associated to $g$, and $\tilde ...

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### Reference for the Thick Affine Grassmanian

Let $G$ be a reductive group and $LG$ be the algebraic loop group of $G$; i.e. $LG(k) = G( k((t)) )$. There is a fair amount of literature on the affine Grassmanian $LG(k)/G(k[[t]])$ and its Picard ...

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### The Hochschild-Serre spectral sequence relative to an ideal containing the derived subalgebra

Is the Hochschild-Serre spectral sequence $$H_\bullet(\mathfrak g/\mathfrak h,H_\bullet(\mathfrak h,k))\Rightarrow H_\bullet(\mathfrak g,k)$$ for an extension of Lie algebras $$0\to\mathfrak ...

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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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### How does the group algebra look as a Lie algebra

It's probably a well known question, so it is just a reference question.
Let $G$ be a finite group and let $C[G]$ be a group algebra. Then we can define a bracket on $C[G]$ by $[f,h]=f*h-h*f$. What ...

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### References on Lie Groups and Dynamical systems

Hi everybody! I'm interested in Lie Theory and its connections to Dynamical Systems theory. I am starting my studies and would like references to articles on the subject.

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### Commutator formulas in a universal enveloping algebra

I am interested in finding formulas for commutators of symmetrized monomials in a universal enveloping algebra. Let $C(x_1,\ldots, x_n)= (1/n!)\sum x_{\sigma(1)}\cdots x_{\sigma(n)}$ where the sum ...

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### Character formulas for non-integrable modules?

Let $\mathfrak{g}$ be a Kac-Moody Lie algebra (actually, I'd already be happy with an answer addressing the case where $\mathfrak{g}$ is a simple Lie algebra over $\mathbb{C}$).
1st ?: I'm wondering ...

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### Complex root systems

This question is twofold.
1) What is the best reference on root systems?
2) Do complex root systems exist?

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### Is it possible to construct category $\mathcal{O}^{\mathfrak{p}}$ with non-standard parabolic subalgebra

The usual definition of the parabolic category $\mathcal{O}^{\mathfrak{p}}$ is the following. We consider Lie algebra $\mathfrak{g}$ of the rank $r$ with the root system $\Delta$ and the set of ...

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### Invariant symmetric bilinear forms and H^4 of BG

I am reading this paper of Teleman and Woodward.
On page 4, they say that $H^4(BG;\mathbb{R})$ can be identified with the space of invariant symmetric bilinear forms on $\mathfrak{g}_k$. Why is this ...

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### Polynomial invariants of the exceptional Weyl groups

Let $\mathfrak{g}$ be a simple complex Lie algebra, and let $\mathfrak{h} \subset \mathfrak{g}$ be a fixed Cartan subalgebra. Let $W$ be the Weyl group associated to $\mathfrak{g}$. Let ...

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### Computing the index of a Lie algebra: what is known beyond the reductive case?

Recall that an index of a Lie algebra $\mathfrak{g}$ is $\mathrm{ind}\ \mathfrak{g} := \min\limits_{\xi \in \mathfrak{g}^*} \dim \mathrm{Ann}_{\xi}$ where $\mathrm{Ann}_{\xi}=\{h\in\mathfrak{g}| ...