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### Reduction of antisymmetric complex matrices

Let $E=\mathfrak{so}(n,\mathbb{C})$ be the Lie algebra of antisymmetric complex matrices. We consider the action of the complex orthogonal group $SO(n,\mathbb{C})$ on $E$ by conjugation. Is there a ...

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### complexification of the real lie algebra sp(m,n)

I am unable to verify the fact that the complexification of the real lie algebra sp(m,n) is sp(2(m+n),C), where sp(m,n) is the set of endomorphism preserving the hermitian bilinear form over the ...

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### Gerstenhaber bracket out of $L_\infty$ algebras

Given a Lie algebra g, with $Ug$ being its universal enveloping algebra, one can construct a cochain complex $d: Ug^n \rightarrow Ug^{n+1}$, and a Gerstenhaber bracket on $\oplus_n Ug^n$ so that ...

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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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### HIgher Homotopy Groups and Representation Theory

Let $G$ be a compact Lie group, and $g$ its associated Lie algebra.
In what ways do the higher homotopy groups $\pi_{n}(G)$ with $n>1$ appear in the representation theory of $G$?
As an example, ...

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### Does the vanishing of the Poisson bracket on $S(\mathfrak{g})^{\mathfrak{g}}$ inspire the disover of Duflo's isomorphism theorem?

For any finite dimensional Lie algebra $\mathfrak{g}$, we know that the universal enveloping algebra $U(\mathfrak{g})$ is a deformation of the symmetric algebra $S(\mathfrak{g})$. In fact let's define
...

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### Endomorphisms in Category O and Schubert Classes

Let $\mathfrak{g}\supset \mathfrak{b}\supset \mathfrak{h}$ be a complex semisimple Lie algebra, with choice of Borel and Cartan subalgebras, $W$ the Weyl group.
W. Soergel's 'Endomorphismensatz' ...

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### Centralizers of Nilpotent Elements in Semisimple Lie Algebras

Let $G$ be a connected, simply-connected, complex, semisimple Lie group with Lie algebra $\frak{g}$, and let $\xi\in\frak{g}$ be a nilpotent element. I am interested in understanding the structure of ...

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### A question about G-Manifolds

I am looking for a clear reason for following fact:Is there any reference ?
Why a $G$-invariant differential form $\omega$ on a homogeneous $G$-manifold $M=G/H$ is uniquely determined by its value at ...

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### Maximal subgroups of semisimple Lie groups

The problem of finding and classifying the maximal subgroups of simple Lie groups like $SU(3)$ is well known and solved in the literature. What about maximal subgroups of semisimple groups like $SU(3) ...

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### classification for coadjoint orbits of lower or upper triangular matrices

Is there any classification for coadjoint orbits of lower or upper triangular matrices in general case $n\times n$. Is there any reference?

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### Kostant's Theorem on Principal TDS

I have a few questions concerning Kostant's work on principal three-dimensional subalgebras (TDS). Let $\frak{g}$ be a finite-dimensional complex semisimple Lie algebra, and ...

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### Can this Lie group written as a direct product?

Let $G=G_1.G_2$ be a Lie Subgroup of $SO(k) \times SO(2) \subset SO(k,2)$, where
$G_1=SU(k/2) \subset SO(k)$ and $G_2$ is a Lie subgroup of $SO(k) \times SO(2)$ isomorphic to $SO(2)$.
Let $G_1 \cap ...

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### Almost-Lie Algebras?

Are there any reasonably natural algebras whose product (bracket) almost, but does not quite, satisfy the Jacobi relation?
A priori it doesn't matter whether the bracket is anti-symmetric.
The ...

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### multiplicity of a weight in the basic representation of $\hat{sl_2}$

it is known by Weyl character formula that multiplicity of the weight $\wedge_{0}- n.\delta$
in the basic representation $L(\wedge_{0})$ of $\hat{sl_2} $is equal to the number of partitions of $n$.It ...

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### CFTs corresponding to affine Lie algebras

I want to know how one can write down a CFT such that its conserved currents will satisfy some chosen (affine) Lie algebra $G$.
On the few pages leading up to page 192 in here one can see see the ...

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### Lie algebra $\mathfrak{so}(9)$ as a subalgebra of $\mathfrak{f}_4$

What are the explicit Lie algebra mono-morphisms from $\mathfrak{so}(9)$ into the exceptional Lie algebra $\mathfrak{f}_4$ and from $\mathfrak{f}_4$ to $\mathfrak{e}_6$? Are these explicitly described ...

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### simple roots of a reflection subgroup

Consider a Hermitian symmetric pair of complex Lie algebras $(\mathfrak{g},\mathfrak{k})$ and split the set of roots into compact roots (i.e. roots of $\mathfrak{k}$) and noncomapt roots $\Delta = ...

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### Reductive Lie Groups and Complexification

Let $G$ be a complex Lie group (not necessarily connected) with reductive Lie algebra $\frak{g}$. (We may assume that $G$ has finitely many connected components and is linear-algebraic.) Of course, ...

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### symmetry of generationg function of PDE

We know that for finding the solutions of PDE equations, one of methods is "reduction of PDE", . For nonlinear equation
$v_t=(v^{-4/3}v_x)_x+\lambda v$ how can we compute the generators of Lie ...

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### A Criterion for Reductivity of Lie Subgroups

Let $G$ be a connected, simply-connected, complex, semisimple Lie group. Suppose that $H$ is a Zariski-closed subgroup of $G$ with reductive Lie algebra $\frak{h}$. Under what conditions may one ...

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### Name for ideal generated by Lie subalgebra

Let $\mathfrak{m}$ be a Lie sub-algebra of the Lie algebra $\mathfrak{g}$. Is there a name for the smallest ideal of $\mathfrak{g}$ containing $\mathfrak{m}$? It certainly exists and coincides with ...

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### Invariant subbundles of tangent bundle of flag variety

Suppose that $G$ is a complex semisimple Lie group, $P$ a parabolic subgroup of $G$. What are all of the $P$-invariant subspaces of $\mathfrak{g}/\mathfrak{p}$? In various low dimensional examples, I ...

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### character formula for demazure modules

Is there any character formula for demazure modules in arbitary kac moody settings which does not use demazure operators?

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### Finite Order Automorphisms on Complex Simple Lie Algebras

Let $L$ be a finite dimensional complex simple Lie algebra, and
let $F(L)$ be the set of all finite order automorphisms on $L$.
Suppose that we declare $f,h \in F(L)$ to be equivalent if there exists
...

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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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### Do the solutions of the Maurer--Cartan equation form a simplicial set?

The Maurer--Cartan equation is the equation:
$$d\gamma+\frac 12[\gamma,\gamma]=0$$
where $\gamma$ represents a degree one element in a differential graded Lie algebra $\mathfrak g^\ast$. Let's denote ...

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### Stabilizers for Nilpotent Adjoint Orbits of Semisimple Groups

Let $G$ be a connected, simply-connected, complex, semisimple Lie group with Lie algebra $\frak{g}$. Suppose that $X\in\frak{g}$ is a nilpotent element (ie. that $ad_X:\frak{g}\rightarrow\frak{g}$ is ...

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### Lie algebra embeddings and the center of their enveloping algrabras

Let $\mathfrak{g}_1\subset \mathfrak{g}_2$ be a Lie algebra embedding. Assume both are semisimple. For instance take the standard diagonal embedding $\mathfrak{sl}(2, \mathbb{C})\subset ...

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### Why are there two Hopf algebra structures on a Kac--Moody Algebra.

For a Lie algebra $\frak{g}$, we will recall that its universal enveloping algebra $U(\frak{g})$ has a Hopf algebra structure given by
$$
\Delta(x) := 1 \otimes x + x \otimes 1, ~~~ \epsilon(x) = 0, ...

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### Reconstructing a Lie group Banach representation from the Lie algebra rep. on analytic vectors

Dear all,
I have some difficulties with the following assertion in the book of Kirillov.
Let $G$ be a connected Lie group, and T a given (!) representation of G on a Banach space V.
Let $V^\omega$ ...

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### Kostant's theorem about U(g) being free over Z(g) and a corollary of it

Hello,
$g$ is a complex semisimple Lie algebra.
There is the result that $U(g)$ is free over $Z(g)$.
There is another result: If $E$ is a finite dimensional representation of $g$, then ...

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### Covering of Verma modules by translation of a dominant Verma module

Hello,
Could anyone give a reference or proof for the following fact (which is, probably, not very difficult):
We work in category O for a semisimple complex Lie algebra. $M_{\chi}$ denotes the ...

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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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### Bracket of lyndon words?

Here is a simple question regarding the standard Lyndon basis for the free Lie Algebra. Suppose I take two lyndon words $m$ and $n$ and their standard bracketings $B(m)$ and $B(n)$ as elements in the ...

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### What are the symmetric and anti-symmetric representations of $6\times6$ of $SU(6)$ in $SU(3)\times SU(2)$?

A 6-dimensional ( fundamental) representation of $SU(6)$ becomes (3,2) representation in $SU(3)\times SU(2)$. We can decompose $6\times 6$ of $SU(6)$ into 21-dimensional symmetric and 15-dimensional ...

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### Nontrivial copies of SO(r) in SO(n)

If $G=SO(n)=SO(\mathbb R^n)$ and $r\leq n$, it is easy to find a closed subgroup $H\leq G$ that is isomorphic to $SO(r)$, just let $S\subseteq\mathbb R^n$ be an $r$-dimensional subspace and let ...

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### degrees of the invariants for the action of $SL(V)$ on $\wedge^4V$

How can we find the degrees of the invariants for the action of $SL(V)$ on $\wedge^4V$ , $dimV=8$ by the model in the Lie algebra $E_7$.

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### Harmonic analysis and non-symmetric Macdonald polynomials?

I have recently been reading a lot about Macdonald polynomials, the symmetric and the non-symmetric ones. One thing that strikes me is that the symmetric Macdonald polynomials admit a positive theory, ...

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### Dimension of Unipotent Radicals

A parabolic subgroup of a linear algebraic group $G$ defined over a field $k$ is a subgroup $P\subseteq G$, closed in the Zariski topology, for which the quotient space $G/P$ is a projective algebraic ...

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### The normalizer a maximal compact subgroup of a semi-simple Lie group

Let $G$ be a semi-simple real Lie group such that $|\pi_0(G)|<\infty$ and let $K$ be a maximal compact subgroup of $G$.
Q1: How does one prove that $N_G(K)=K$?
So I know a nice (and low-tech) ...

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### decompositions for exceptional Lie algebras $E_6$, $E_7$ and $E_8$

Do anybody know , why can we write the following decompositions for exceptional Lie algebras $E_6$, $E_7$ and $E_8$
1) $E_8=(V^{\star}\otimes \wedge^{8}V^{\star})\bigoplus ...

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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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### L a finite-dimensional complex semisimple lie algebra, then ad(L)=Der(L).

Let L be a finite-dimensional complex semisimple lie algebra, then ad(L)=Der(L). (Der is short for derivation). In order to show that ad(L)=Der(L), the proof I followed proves that that the ...

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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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### Are maximal connected semisimple subgroups automatically closed?

(Yet another question in a series demonstrating my rather embarrassing ignorance of standard Lie theory... I hope this is not too basic for MO!)
To be a little more precise: let $G$ be a real ...

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### Around the socle filtration of a Verma module

Work in the context of a finite dimensional simple Lie algebra over $\mathbb{C}$.
Write $W$ for the Weyl group and $\leq$ for the Bruhat order. For $w\in W$ let $\Delta_w$ denote the Verma module of ...

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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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### parabolic subalgebras and Cartan decomposition

Let $\mathfrak{g}$ be a complex simple Lie algebra and $\mathfrak{k}$ its complex subalgebra such that $(\mathfrak{g},\mathfrak{k})$ is a Hermitian symmetric pair; $\mathfrak{g}= ...