Lie Groups are Groups that are additionally smooth manifolds such that the multiplication and the inverse maps are smooth.

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a construction on Stiefel manifolds

Are there any references concerning the following space $V(k,N,X)$ and $U(k,N,X)$? And the cohomology of these spaces? Thanks.
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Is the braid group with $n$ strings $\mathcal{B}_n$ a lattice in a connected semi-simple Lie group?

Is the braid group with $n$ strings $\mathcal{B}_n$ known to be a lattice in a connected semi-simple Lie group ? (for $n$, say, bigger than $3$) Or is it known that it cannot be such a lattice ?
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Preimage of singular points of smooth map between vector space and $SU(n)$

(Moved from Math SE as no answer was forthcomming: http://math.stackexchange.com/q/1294521/161684) Given a smooth ($C^{\infty}$) map $\phi: V \rightarrow SU(n)$ (which is taken to be surjective) ...
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Correspondence between real forms and real structures on complex Lie groups

I asked this in MSE, but without success, so I hope, it will be suitable here. E.B.Vinberg and A.L.Onishchik in their book give the following two definitions. For a complex Lie group $G$ its real ...
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Is the spin group in a metaplectic group?

Is every spin group $Spin(n,R)$ over the reals contained in some metaplectic group $Mp(m,R)$ for some $m$ in such a way that the spin representation is obtained by restriction of the metaplectic ...
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n-homology of a Harish-Chandra module

Let $G$ be a connected real reductive Lie group and let $K$ be its maximal compact subgroup. Let $P=MAN$ a parabolic subgroup. Let $K_M^0=M^0\cap K$ be connected component of the maximal compact ...
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Generalization of the Lie group exponential map and its derivative

Let $\mathfrak{g}$ be the Lie algebra of a Lie group $G$, and $exp:\mathfrak{g}\to G$ be its exponential map. The group $G$ could be finite or infinite dimensional. Let $G$ have the property that ...
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How bad can $\pi_1$ of a linear group orbit be?

Let $G$ be a simply connected Lie group and $\mathcal O= G(v)=G/G_v$ a $G$-orbit in some finite-dimensional $G$-module $V$. By the homotopy exact sequence, its fundamental group $\Gamma$ is the ...
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Is the endpoint map smooth

Given $a,b \in \mathfrak{su}(n)$ and (with $U_0 = I$ taken) the following ODE: $\frac{d U_t}{dt} = (a + w(t)b)U_t$ consider the "fixed time" endpoint map $V_T: L^2([0,T]) \rightarrow SU(n)$ for ...
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A terminology issue with the Killing Form

I understand the definition of a Killing Form $B$ as $B(X,Y)=Tr(ad(X)ad(Y))$ And when the Lie group is semi-simple the negative of the Killing Form can serve as a Riemannian metric. {Wonder if thats ...
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Nilpotent orbits and subspaces

Let ${\mathbb g}$ be a simple complex finite dimensional Lie algebra, $X\subseteq{\mathbb g}$ a nilpotent orbit. Did anyone study maximal vector subspaces of the closure $\overline{X}$? In ...
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explicit integrals over a Lie group

I am looking for families of invariant integrals $\int_G dg f(g)$ (where $dg$ is a Haar measure) over a semisimple Lie group that can be evaluated in closed form, together with references where I can ...
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Kernel of flux homomorphism (Calabi invariant) for volume-preserving maps on a compact manifold

Good morning everybody, I am currently reading through the book of Banyaga "Structure of classical diffeomorphism groups" link, and I am particularly interested in the question of factorizing ...
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Is the Duflo polynomial conjecture open?

Let $G/K$ be a symmetric space. Let $\mathfrak{g}=\mathfrak{k}\oplus\mathfrak{p}$ be a Cartan decomposition, with the odd part $\mathfrak{p}$. It is well known that the algebra of invariant ...
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Representation Theory of Lie Groups: Reference Request

I am looking for a reference that describes the correspondence between the (finite-dimensional) representations of (real) Lie groups and the representations of their Lie algebras. More precisely, ...
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Multiplicity one theorem

I am reading Dorian Goldfeld's book Automorphic forms and L functions for the groups GL(n,R) ...
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Finite groups normalizing a torus

Let $G$ be a semi-simple linear algebraic group over the complex numbers, e.g. the special linear group. Can you find an example of a finite sub-group $H$ of $G$ which does not normalize any maximal ...
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Dimension of Span of Adjoint orbit in $\mathfrak{su}(n)$

Given two elements $A,B \in \mathfrak{su}(n)$ what is the dimension of the span of the following adjoint orbit: $\{Ad_{e^{sA}}(B) \ | \ s \in [0,t]\}$ for different values of $t$. Does it ever change ...
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What are the general zonal spherical functions for ${\rm SO}(n)/{\rm SO}(n-1)$?

The zonal spherical functions [1] on the sphere $(G={\rm SO}(n)$, $K={\rm SO}(n-1))$ are the Gegenbauer or ultraspherical polynomials if one considers the irreducible representations of ${\rm SO}(n)$ ...
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Generating pairs of $\mathfrak{su}(N)$ and $\mathfrak{so}(N)$ Lie algebras - characterization

It is known that any simple Lie algebra can be generated by two elements (Kuranishi paper). Is it know how to characterize ALL generating pairs for $\mathfrak{su}(N)$ and $\mathfrak{so}(N)$ algebras?
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Largest dimensional Lie subgroup of $SU(N)$ [duplicate]

What is the largest (Lie) subgroup of $SU(n)$ in the sense of its dimension. I am aware of this potential duplicate subgroup of SU(N) with maximal manifold dimension , however, the title of this ...
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Is there a Lie II theorem for monoids?

Lie's second theorem says that if $G$ is a connected simply connected Lie group with Lie algebra $\mathfrak g$, then the functor of "differentiation" from the category $\mathrm{Rep}^f(G)$ of ...
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Local coordinates on (infinite dimensional) Lie groups, factorization of Riemann zeta functions

Given a (finite dimensional) Lie group $G$ (real $k=\mathbb{R}$ or complex $k=\mathbb{C}$) and its Lie algebra $\mathfrak{g}$, one can prove (a basis $B=(b_i)_{1\leq i\leq n}$ of $\mathfrak{g}$ being ...
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generalization of highest weight theorem for semisimple lie algebras

Let $\mathfrak g$ be a real semisimple Lie algebra (without compact factors) with Iwasawa decomposition $\mathfrak g=\mathfrak k\oplus \mathfrak a\oplus \mathfrak u$. Let $\mathfrak p$ be a ...
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Symplectic structures on the grassmannian model of the based loop group

$\newcommand{\Ad}{\operatorname{Ad}}$ In the study of (smooth/algebraic) based loop spaces of compact groups, one often uses a Grassmannian model to study the space. In particular, the Grassmannian ...
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The space of Lie group homomorphisms

Let $\ \mathrm{Hom}(H,G)\ $ be the space of Lie group homomorphisms between compact connected Lie groups $H$, $G$. What is known about homology (or homotopy) groups of $\mathrm{Hom}(H,G)$? UPDATE: ...
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When did the term “Lie group” first appear?

Does anyone know who was the first to coin the term "Lie group"? The following thesis from 1928 suggests that the term was already in use by that time: "Systems of Two Differential Equations from the ...
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A homomorphism in the long exact sequence of a fibration for a homogeneous space of a Lie group

Let $G$ be a connected Lie group, and let $H\subset G$ be a (closed) Lie subgroup, not necessarily connected. Set $X=G/H$. The fibration $j\colon G\to X$ with fiber $H$ induces an exact sequence $$ ...
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Frame-bundle reduction from spinor-bundle reduction

Let $(M,g)$ be a $d$-dimensional Riemannian oriented, spin manifold, and let us denote by $F(M)$ its frame bundle, by $SP(M)$ its spin bundle and by $S = P(M)\times_{\rho}\Delta$ its spinor bundle, ...
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Centralizer of a non-regular Lie algebra element

It is well understood that the centralizer of a regular element $A$ of a Lie algebra of complex (square, diagonalizable) matrices consists of polynomials $p(A)$ in that element of degree less than $n$ ...
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Is this characterization of (-1)-eigenspaces of the Weyl group of $E_6$ known?

I recently needed to know which circles $S$ in a maximal torus $T^6$ of the compact exceptional group $E_6$ yield one-dimensional subspaces $\mathfrak s$ of the Lie algebra $\mathfrak t^6$ that are ...
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rank of a Lie group over a non-archimedean local field of positive characteristic

In the case of a Lie algebra over a non-archimedean local field of positive characteristic (I have been led to believe that) it is not necessarily true that all Cartan subalgebras have the same ...
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Which compact groups have finitely many irreducible representations of each dimension?

If my understanding is correct, this is true of sufficiently nice nonabelian Lie groups (see Ben Webster's answer below), and any finite group. On the other hand, this is false for any infinite ...
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Largest subgroup of $SU(n)$ for which the adjoint action preserves specific inner product on $\mathfrak{su}(N)$

Given $A,B \in \mathfrak{su}(n)$ such that $K(A, B)=0$, I am looking for the largest subgroup $H$ of $SU(n)$ for which: $K \left(A, Ad_{U}(B) \right) = 0, \ \ \forall U \in H$ where $K$ is the ...
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Existence of a Lie algebra element orthogonal to the adjoint orbit of another element

Consider a compact, semi-simple, connected Lie group $G$ and its Lie algebra $\mathfrak{g}$. Denote the Killing form by $K$. Given a single $A \in \mathfrak{g}$ when (i.e. which groups and which $A$) ...
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Number of connected components of the isometry group of a simply-connected lorentzian manifold

Let $(M,g)$ be a finite-dimensional connected lorentzian manifold. Then the group $G$ of isometries of $M$ (i.e., the group of diffeomorphisms $\varphi : M \to M$ with $\varphi^* g = g$) is a Lie ...
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Parallelizable nearly-Kahler manifolds

In this question, we have discussed how the following bundle: $E_{d} = TS^{d}\oplus \Lambda^2 T^{\ast}S^{d}$ is always trivial, where $S^{d}$ is the $d$-dimensional standard sphere. Now, let us take ...
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Reference request about the representations of the group $PSL_2(\mathbb{F}_q)$

Is there a review/exposition of the representation theory of $PSL_2(\mathbb{F}_q)$ ? Like an enumeration of its irreducible representations and their dimensions as a function of $q$?
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adding a boundary to the finite upper half-plane

Let $\Bbb{F}_q$ be a finite field, let $\delta \in \Bbb{F}_q$ be a non-square, let $\Bbb{F}_{q^2} = \Bbb{F}_q\big( \sqrt{\delta} \big)$ be the corresponding quadratic extension, and let ...
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finite upper half-plane model for the $\text{GL}_2(\Bbb{F}_q)$ Weil representation

Let $\Bbb{F}_q$ be a finite field with $q$ elements, let $\Bbb{F}_{q^2}$ be its quadratic extension, and consider the finite "upper" half space ${\frak{H}}_q := \Bbb{F}_{q^2} - \Bbb{F}_q$. Apeing a ...
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Examples of categorical adjunctions in analysis, Lie theory, and differential geometry?

In introductory texts on category theory, it seems like the majority of examples come from algebraic topology, algebra, and logic. Are there any good examples of adjunctions in analysis, Lie theory, ...
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determinants and principal series representations for $\text{GL}_2 \big( \Bbb{F}_q \big) $

Consider a finite field $\Bbb{F}_q$ and for simplicity let's assume $-1$ is not a square. Let $B$ be the Borel subgroup of $\text{GL}_2 \big( \Bbb{F}_q \big) $, for $i=1, 2$ let $\alpha_i:\Bbb{F}^* ...
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regarding the upper half-plane model for the principal series representations of $\text{GL}_2\big( \Bbb{R}\big)$

Let $B$ be the Borel subgroup of $G = \text{GL}_2\big( \Bbb{R}\big)$, let ${\bf \alpha}:B \longrightarrow \Bbb{C}^*$ be a character, and consider the induced representation $\text{Ind}_B^G ({\bf ...
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Group G hasn't all conditions of Lie group

Is there a group $G$ with the property that $G$ is a smooth manifold, the multiplication map of $G$ is smooth, but the inversion map of $G$ is not smooth?
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Unitary representation of finite-dimensional unitary group

the question is the following. Let n,m be integers, $U(n)$ be the unitary group of $M_n(\mathbb C)$, and $\phi\colon U(n)\to U(m)$ be a continuous group homomorphism, that is moreover irreducible as a ...
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Subgroups of $Sp_{2g}$ giving rise to Shimura data

Consider the Shimura datum $(GSp_{2g},\mathcal{H}_g)$. Let $G$ be a reductive $\mathbb{Q}$-subgroup of $Sp_{2g}$. I want to know under what condition there exists a point $x\in\mathcal{H}_g$ such that ...
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Rationality of intersection of algebraic groups

Suppose that $G$ (defined over $\mathbb{Q}$) and $H$ (defined over $\mathbb{R}$) are two algebraic subgroups of a larger algebraic group defined over $\mathbb{Q}$. Assume that $G(\mathbb{R})$ and ...
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Simply connected Lie groups homeomorphic to R^n are solvable

I have found the following claim in many proofs "Simply connected Lie groups homeomorphic to $\mathbb{R}^n$ are solvable". But the universal covering of $SL(2,\mathbb{R})$ satisfies the hypothesis of ...
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Prescribed spherical representations, symplectic group $Sp(n)$

An irreducible representation $(\pi,V_\pi)$ of a compact group $G$ is called spherical with respect to the pair $(G,K)$, $K$ is closed subgroup of $G$, if $V_\pi$ has a non-zero vector invariant by ...
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Reading Ratner's paper “Ragunathan's conjectures for SL(2,R)”

Hello everyone (interested), I am trying to read Marina Ratner's paper "Ragunathan's conjectures for $SL_{2}(R)$" (Israel Journal of Mathematics 80 (1992), 1-31). There is a claim right at the end of ...