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

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### Construction of the Lie functor: left vs. right invariant vector fields on Lie groups and Lie groupoids

When constructing the Lie algebra $L(G)$ of a Lie group $G$, one usually uses the identification of the tangent space $T_1 G$ with left invariant vector fields $\mathcal{V}^l(G)$ to construct the Lie ...
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### Super classical r-matrices and Poisson Lie supergroups

In classical case, given an r-matrix $r$ for $sl_n$, we can compute the corresponding Poisson bracket on $SL_n$ by using the formula $\{L \otimes L\} = [r, L \otimes L]$. For example, let $g=sl_2$ and ...
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### Maximize inner product of a tensor of unitary matrices

How can one maximize the following function: $f(V) = || V \otimes V - U_1 \otimes U_2 ||$ where $U_1, U_2 \in SU(n)$ are given and we seek to maximize over $V \in SU(n)$. Both the maximum value of ...
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### Homotopy groups of Lie groups

Several times I've heard the claim that any Lie group $G$ has trivial second fundamental group $\pi_2(G)$, but I have never actually come across a proof of this fact. Is there a nice argument, ...
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### Irreducible representations containing simple actions of $\mathrm{SL}(2,\mathbb{C})$

Let $G$ be a complex semisimple Lie group and let $\rho: G \longrightarrow \mathrm{SL}(n,\mathbb{C})$ be a faithful irreducible representation of $G$ with $n \geq 3$. Suppose that $G$ contains a copy ...
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### The center of a group is equal to the center of its radical?

Given a linear algebraic group $G$, is the connected component of the identity of the center of $G$ equal to the connected component of the identity of the center of its solvable radical? If not, is ...
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### Is the toral component of a connected Lie group equal to the toral component of its radical? [closed]

Given a connected Lie group, define its toral component as the maximal connected and compact subgroup of its center. Is the toral component of a connected Lie group equal to the toral component of ...
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### Cohen-Macaulayness of the scheme of centralizer

Let $G$ be a simply connected group over an algebraically closed field $k$, and $I:=\{(g,\gamma)\in G\times G\vert~ g\gamma=\gamma g\}$ the scheme of centralizer. Is $I$ a Cohen-Macaulay scheme ...
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### Distance metric on Riemannian quotient manifold

It's well known that if I have a Riemannian manifold $M$ and a Lie group of isometries $G$ that acts freely and properly on $M$, then the quotient $M/G$ is a manifold and inherits the Riemannian ...
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### When can a finite subgroup of $GL(2n,\mathbb{R})$ be viewed as a subgroup of $GL(n,\mathbb{C})$?

A finite group acting on a complex vector space of dimension $n$ can be seen as acting on a real vector space of dimension $2n$ just by forgetting the complex structure of the space. My question is, ...
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### A representation of Spin(9,1)

Let $Spin(9,1)$ denote the universal (double) cover of $SO(9,1)$. $Spin(9,1)$ acts linearly on $\mathbb{R}^{16}$ (see e.g. p.29 here https://arxiv.org/pdf/math/0105155v4.pdf ). Consider the induced ...
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### Isomorphisms between extension group and $\mathfrak{u}$-cohomology

Let $\mathcal{O}^{\mathfrak{p}}$ be a parabolic subcategory (see, Humphrey's BGG's Ch.9) of the BGG category $\mathcal{O}$ (w.r.t the Cartan $\mathfrak{h}$ and Borel $\mathfrak{b}$) over a finite-...
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### Is SO(2n+1)/U(n) a symmetric space?

I am a physics student with only a rudimentary knowledge of differential geometry, so please feel free to point out if I miss something elementary / trivial. According to https://arxiv.org/abs/1408....
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### Convention on Clifford Product

When studying the Clifford Algebra associated to some $(V,Q)$, one finds two basic identities differing by a sign: $vv=Q(v)$ (see, for instance, Wikipedia) $vv=-Q(v)$ (see, for instance, MathWorld ...
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### Decay of Fourier coefficients for compact Lie groups

Let $G$ be a compact Lie group, $G^\natural$ the space of conjugacy classes in $G$ with the natural pushforward of $G$'s Haar measure. Let $f\in L^2(G^\natural)$. Then the Peter–Weyl Theorem tells us ...
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### Involutions and Little Adjoint Representations of Simple Algebras

In what follows I'm going to use $V_{\theta_s}$ for the little adjoint representation af a Lie algebra i.e. the representation associated with the highest short rooth $\theta_s$. Is easy to see that ...
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### Differential structures on compact Lie groups

Given a compact Lie group can there be a differential structure on it with respect to which one cannot define a smooth group operation?
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### Symplectic gradients whose span doesn't intersect Lie group orbits

I asked a similar question some hours ago. But thinking about my problem, I found a loophole in my arguments, so that my question wasn't the right one. This one is what I wanted to ask: Let $G$ be a ...
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### charts for some riemannian embedding

Let $(M,g)$ be some riemannian manifold with some Lie group $G$ acting properly, freely and by isometries. So $M/G$ is a manifold and using the projection $\pi \colon M \to M/G$, we get a smooth ...
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### Centreless semisimple Lie group that is not real algebraic

Let $G$ be a connected semisimple Lie group with trivial centre and $\mathfrak{g}$ its Lie algebra. The adjoint representation of $G$ defines an isomorphism of $G$ onto the connected component of the ...