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### Unitary representation with fixed Casimir

Let $G$ be a connected reductive real Lie group with Lie algebra $\mathfrak{g}$. We denote by $\widehat{G}_u$ the unitary dual, that is the set of isomorphism classes of unitary reprensentation of ...

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### Borel–Weil theorem - reference request

I am asking about good references (both books and papers) for the well-known Borel–Weil theorem. Thank you very much!

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### Integrals of representations over geodesics

Let $G$ be a compact, connected Lie group and $\rho$ any of its irreducible, unitary representations. If $\gamma:S^1\to G$ is an injective homomorphism (a periodic geodesic passing through the ...

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### Intersections of the B-orbits and the orbits of some other Borel subgroups in the flag variety G/B

This is a follow-up of this previous question below:
Intersections of $B$ and $B^-$ orbits in the flag variety $G/B$
Let $G = SL_n(\mathbb{C})$, $B$ be the standard Borel subgroup, and consider some ...

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### Canonical representation of $\operatorname{SL}(2,\mathbb{R})$ on $L^2(\mathbb{R}^2)$

As a unimodular subgroup of the group of automorphisms of $\mathbb{R}^2$, $\operatorname{SL}(2,\mathbb{R})$ can be represented as a subgroup of $\mathcal{U}(L^2(\mathbb{R}^2))$ (the group of unitary ...

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votes

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### Reductive space & Reductive Lie algebra

If $M=G/H$ is a reductive space and $\mathfrak{g}=\mathfrak{h}+\mathfrak{m}$ be the canonical decomposition, then are $\mathfrak{g}$ or $\mathfrak{h}$ or both reductive lie algebras? (in this case, ...

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### How to characterize the class of $(\mathfrak{g},K)$-modules with a fixed lowest K-type in the framework of D-modules?

Let $G$ be a real semisimple Lie group, $K$ be a maximal compact subgroup. Let $\mathfrak{g}_0$ and $\mathfrak{k}_0$ be their real Lie algebras respectively. Let $\mathfrak{g}$ and $\mathfrak{k}$ be ...

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votes

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### rigidity of eigenvalues of circular ensemble

Given a circular unitary ensemble, with the following joint density:
$p(\theta_1,\ldots, \theta_n) = Z_n \prod_{j < k} |e^{i \theta_j} - e^{i \theta_k}|^2$,
is the following statement true? With ...

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### Why a tensor product of $2\times 2$ unitaries cannot implement a $3\times 3$ unitary?

Let $\{v_1, \dotsc, v_m\} \in \mathbb{C}^{2^n}$ be a set of orthonormal vectors. Define a map $R_m$ from $2^n \times 2^n$ to $m \times m$ matrices as follows:
$$R_m(M) := \sum_{i,j=1}^m (v_i^*M v_j) ...

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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 $M$ ...

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vote

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### Is $M=E_{7(7)}/SU(7)\times\mathbb{R}^{+}$ a Kahler-Hodge manifold? (possible open problem)

I have been told that the following is an open problem in mathematics, but I am pretty sure that experts in the topic surely know the answer. The problem is:
Is the manifold
...

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vote

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166 views

### cohomology of orthogonal group of integers

Let
$$
O(\mathbb{Z}^{\oplus k})=GL(\mathbb{Z}^{\oplus k})\cap O(k).
$$
What is $$
H^*(BO(\mathbb{Z}^{\oplus k});\mathbb{Z})?
$$
If it cannot be computed out, can we get
$$
H^*(O(\mathbb{Z}^{\oplus ...

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votes

**1**answer

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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
...

**0**

votes

**0**answers

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### On continuous part of the L^2 spectrum

Suppose $G$ is a real reductive Lie group and $\Gamma$ is a lattice in $G$ (of finite co-volume). I am reading Langlands's paper " On the functional equation satisfied by the Eisenstein series". I ...

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votes

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### Continuous families of finite subgroups of a Lie group

Suppose we have a continuous family of finite subgroups of a compact Lie group G. All the subgroups are necessarily isomorphic. Alternately, we can say we have a continuous family of homomorphisms ...

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### Volume of a GIT quotient of projective lines

Say $X= \mathbb{P^1}\times \cdots \times \mathbb{P}^1$ is a product of $n\geq3$ lines. Let the group $G=\text{SL}(2)$ act on $X$ diagonally, and let $\mathcal{L} = \mathcal{L}(a_1,\ldots,a_n)$ be the ...

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votes

**1**answer

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### Relation between Different Definitions of Induced Representation

I've seen two different ways to define induced representation.
One is as in the book Introduction to representation theory: If $G$ is a group, $H$ is a subgroup of it, and $V$ is a representation of ...

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votes

**1**answer

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### Geodesics in finite groups

It seems that I can generalize a result from compact, connected Lie groups to finite groups, but in order to do so, I need to have some kind of geodesics on finite groups.
Below is a proposition for ...

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votes

**0**answers

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### What is miraculous about the mirabolic subgroup?

I recently asked this question about Euler subgroups and generalizing the automorphic theory of $\mathrm{GL}_n$ to a more general setting. My question here is more specific.
As mentioned there, the ...

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vote

**0**answers

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### rational representation of semisimple algebraic group

Let $G$ be a connected semisimple algebraic group defined over $\mathbb Q$. Could some expert give me a complete classification of finite dimensional $\mathbb Q$-irreducible representations of $G$?
...

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### $C^\infty$-vectors in general representations of Lie groups on locally convex spaces

This question is related to
this one. Let $G$ be a real Lie group (I should emphasize I only care about ordinary Lie groups, not Lie groups modeled on locally convex spaces or anything like that). In ...

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votes

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### List of irreducible representations whose weights are in a single Weyl group orbit

Let $\mathfrak g$ be a (finite dimensional) simple (nonabelian) Lie algebra
over $\mathbb C$. I need a complete list of irreducible (nontrivial) representations $V$
of $\mathfrak g$ such that the Weyl ...

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votes

**1**answer

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### Fibre bundles and flat connections [closed]

If a fibre bundle can be equipped with a flat connection then it must be necessarily trivial? Let us take for example a real line bundle $L\to M$ with base $M$. If $L$ can be equipped with a flat ...

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votes

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### Wang's C-subgroups and M-manifolds

Let $K$ be a semisimple compact Lie group.
In here H.C. Wang defines a C-subgroup as a closed subgroup $U$ of $K$ such that the semisimple part of $U$ equals the semisimple part of the centralizer ...

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votes

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### classifying space and cohomology of integer general linear group

I have obtained that the classifying space
$$
BGL(\mathbb{R}^n)=BO(\mathbb{R}^n)=G_n(\mathbb{R}^\infty)
$$
is the Grassmannian.
I have also obtained that the mod 2 cohomology is the polynomial ...

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votes

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### Classification of $SU(2)$ principal fibre bundles over four-dimensional manifolds

I would like to find a pedagogical reference where the classification, up to isomorphism, of principal $SU(2)$ bundles over a four-dimensional compact, oriented manifold is explained. In particular I ...

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votes

**0**answers

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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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votes

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### What are cohomology of Lie algebra with coefficients geometrically?

I want to find analog of following two statements.
Let $G$ be a discrete group, $M$ is representation of $G$. Local systems on $BG$ are the same as $G$ representations (because $\pi_1 (BG) =G$). Let ...

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votes

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### SU(2) and differential forms [closed]

I am a physicist with some background in differential geometry and I apologize for any possible unprecise terminology.
Consider the Lie group $SU(2)$ and its tangent space $su(2)$ forming a tangent ...

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votes

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### What is the difference between p-adic Lie groups and linear algebraic groups over p-adic fields?

I thought they were the same, just different names. Let me make question more precise:
Let $G$ be any linear algebraic group over a p-adic field $\mathbb{Q}_p$, is $G$ a p-adic Lie group w.r.t. the ...

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votes

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### An integral with respect to the Haar measure on a unitary group

Let $A,D\in \mathbb{C}^{n \times n}$ be diagonal matrices. I need to calculate
$$\int_{U(n)}\det{(A-HDH^\dagger)}\,\mathrm{d}H$$
where $dH$ is the unit invariant Haar measure on the group of unitary ...

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votes

**1**answer

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### A Krull-Schmidt Theorem for Lie groups?

I wondered whether there is an analogue of the Krull-Schmidt theorem for real Lie-groups. More precisely, what conditions do you have to impose on a connected finite dimensional Lie group $G$ so that ...

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votes

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### Maximal compact subgroup of SL(2,|H)

The exceptional isomorphism $Spin(5,1)\simeq SL(2,\mathbb{H})$ is well-known, and I can find references that say the maximal compact of $Spin(5,1)$ is $Spin(5) \simeq Sp(2)$. So I know the answer to ...

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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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### A (possible) equivalent relation on the space of vector bundles

Edit: According to the essential comment of Alex Degtyarev, we revise the question as follows;
Assume that $\alpha$ and $\beta$ are two oriention preserving automorphism of Lie groups $O(n)$ and ...

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votes

**1**answer

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### surjective homomorphism with compact kernel (Milne's note on Shimura varieties)

I'm reading Milne's Introduction to Shimura varieties (http://www.jmilne.org/math/xnotes/svi.pdf) and there is something I don't get.
Let $G$ be a connected semisimple algebraic group $G$ over ...

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votes

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### why study Lie algebras?

I don't mean to be rude asking this question, I know that the theory of Lie groups and Lie algebras is a very deep one, very aesthetic and that has broad applications in various areas of mathematics ...

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votes

**1**answer

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### Cotangent bundle of symmetric space is symmetric space?

Let $G$ be a connected Lie group. Then a symmetric space for $G$ is a homogeneous space $G/H$ where the stabilizer $H$ of a typical point is an open subgroup of the fixed point set of an involution ...

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votes

**2**answers

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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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votes

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### cartan killing metric [closed]

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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### Origin of terms “flag”, “flag manifold”, “flag variety”?

These terms have become common in Lie theory and related algebraic geometry and combinatorics, as seen in many questions posted on MO, but it's unclear to me where they first came into use. Probably ...

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vote

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290 views

### 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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vote

**0**answers

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### Are lattices in the special real linear group subgroup seperable?

Let $G \leq SL_2(\mathbb{R})$ be a lattice, let $H \leq G$ be a finitely generated subgroup of infinite index, and let $n \in \mathbb{N}$. Must there be some $H \leq U \leq G$ such that $n \leq [G : ...

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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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vote

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### Existence of a fixed-point free map in a manifold [closed]

I'm having some to proof a question. I have to show that a compact manifold that admits a nowhere vanishing smooth vector field has a smooth map fixed-point free homotopic to the identity map.
I know ...

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votes

**1**answer

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### Intersections of $B$ and $B^-$ orbits in the flag variety $G/B$

Let $G = SL_n(\mathbb{C})$, $B$ be a Borel subgroup, and $B^-$ be the opposite Borel.
Both the $B$ and $B^-$ orbits on the flag variety $G/B$ are indexed by the Weyl group $W$. Let $S_{w_1}$ and ...

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vote

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### homomorphisms from one Lie group to another

I am reading Jacques Tits' paper "Homomorphismes `abstraits' de groupes de Lie"
http://www.ams.org/mathscinet-getitem?mr=0379749
and I was wondering if I could ask for help with understanding one ...

**0**

votes

**1**answer

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### query about Jacques Tits' “Homorphismes `abstraits' de groupes de Lie”

I am reading Jacques Tits' paper "Homomorphismes `abstraits' de groupes de Lie" and he seems to be making a claim that if you have a simply connected Lie group then the derived subgroup is always ...

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votes

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### Orthosymplectic group, matrix representations

We have the orthosymplectic $osp(n,m|2k)$. The bosonic part is $so(n,m)\times sp(2k)$. The lie algebra generators are given in eg
http://cds.cern.ch/record/524737/files/0110257.pdf$
where the group ...

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votes

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### adjoint quotient and points in DVRs

Let $G$ be a connected reductive group over an algebraically closed field $k$, $T$ a maximal torus and $W$ its Weyl group.
We have a Steinberg map $\chi:G\rightarrow \mathfrak{C}:=T/W$ if we have a ...