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Does the ring generated by the odd power sum symmetric functions have a name?

Let $\Lambda$ be the ring of symmetric functions and recall the power sum symmetric function $p_i = \sum x_1^i + x_2^i + \dots$ generate this ring. Let $\tilde\Lambda$ be the ring generated by the odd ...
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Sampling from random unimodular matrices of a particular type?

Is there a nice way to parametrize unimodular matrices of form $$\begin{bmatrix} a1& a2& 0& 0\\ b1& b2& a1& a2\\ c1& c2& b1& b2\\ 0& 0& c1& c2 ...
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The term $H^1(N,A)^{G/N}$ in the inflation-restriction exact sequence

[a repost from SE due to the lack of response] Given a group $G$, let $A$ be a $G$-module and let $N\trianglelefteq G$. If I understand it correctly, the superscript "G/N" in the third term of the ...
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What's the relationship between the different versions of the BBD decomposition theorem?

I have a few questions relating to the BBD decomposition theorem. I have come across the following two versions of the decomposition theorem. Version 1. Let $f : X \to Y$ be a proper map of ...
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1-dimensional representations of the affine Hecke algebra for $SL_2$

Kazhdan-Lusztig theory gives a correspondence between irreducibles of the affine Hecke algebra for a simply connected linear algebraic group $G$ and certain homological data extracted from the ...
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Stabilizer subgroup in adjoint action [migrated]

Given $b \in \mathfrak{su}(n)$, how can I find the stabilizer $\text{stab}(b)$ for the adjoint action of $SU(n)$ on $\mathfrak{su}(n)$ given by $Ad_U(b) = UbU^{\dagger}$ without using coordinates? The ...
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Do Iwahori-Hecke algebras come from cohomology classes?

Let $W$ be a Coxeter group. The Iwahori-Hecke algebra $H_q(W)$ is a deformation of $k W$. Question: is there some way to interpret the deformation $H_q(W)$ as a cohomology class? It doesn't ...
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Examples of Rankin-Selberg L-functions from Eisenstein series

I've been digging for awhile to not much success, so I figure I would try here: I am looking for some references which compute explicitly examples of Rankin-Selberg L-functions from the constant ...
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highest weight the half-sum of positive roots

Sorry if this one is already asked - couldnt find anything about it. If I take the irreducible representation of $GL_n$ whose highest weight is the half-sum $\rho$ of positive roots, it has ...
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Determinants of tensors [closed]

Consider a tensor of dimension $[d]\times[d]\times[d]$ which is symmetric with respect to every permutation of the indices. Are there any $\textbf{explicit}$ formulas for notions like determinant-like ...
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reference request: direct product of WOT-continuous unitary representations

In an article I'm revising, I spend some time giving a self-contained proof of the following result Let $G$ be a (Hausdorff) topological group and let $(\pi_i)$ be a family of unitary ...
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A question on representation of graphs

Take a complete graph $K_n$. You want to assign a vectors from $\Bbb F_2^d$ to every edge such that sum of vectors in every simple cycle does not sum to $0$ vector. The question is what is minimum $d$ ...
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A representation of a finite group where every nonzero vector has a trivial stabilizer [duplicate]

What are the finite groups which admit a non-zero representation in char 0 where every non-zero vector has stabilizer equal to $\left<1\right>$? Cyclic groups of prime order is one obvious ...
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Mysterious central projections in the full group $C^*$-algebra

Let me quote the following theorem about the structure of $C^*(G)$ for property $T$ group (the reference is Higson and Roe "Analitycal K-homology"): Let $G$ be a property $T$ (discrete) ...
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Quadratic Casimirs of the E7 series

Of course a) you can compute the QCs for any member and irrep of the $E_7$ series ($E_7,H_{32},D_6$..., corresponding to $m=8,6,4$...) by standard liealgebraology and b) in general form via the Vogel ...
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Representations of the unit group in a ring of integers

Let $K/\mathbb{Q}$ be a finite extension of degree $d > 1$. Suppose that $\omega_1, \cdots, \omega_d$ is a basis for $K$ over $\mathbb{Q}$. Further, we assume that $\omega_1, \cdots, \omega_d \in ...
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What are the “tensor-closed” object of the BGG category $\mathcal{O}$ of a semisimple Lie algebra $\mathfrak{g}$?

Let $\mathfrak{g}$ be a finite dimensional complex semisimple Lie algebra and we can consider its BGG category $\mathcal{O}$. It is well-known that $\mathcal{O}$ is not closed under tensor product, ...
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Homological dimension of Joseph quotients

Let $\mathfrak g$ be a simple Lie algebra over $\mathbb C$ not isomorphic to $sl(n)$. Let $\mathcal O$ be the minimal nilpotent orbit in $\mathfrak g^*$. Joseph proved that there exists unique ...
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Decomposition of quadratic polynomials inti irreducible representations of affine group over a finit field

Let $\mathbb{F}_p$ be a finite field of order $p$ and $G$ be the general affine group of degree one over this finite field. Further let $V$ denote the quadratic polynomials over $\mathbb{F}_p$. I ...
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Ring of SO(n)-invariant differential operators on M_n,m

I'm reading through Stephen Gelbart's paper "A Theory of Stiefel Harmonics." (http://www.ams.org/journals/tran/1974-192-00/S0002-9947-1974-0425519-8/). There comes a point in the paper (Lemma 2.8) ...
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General form of a matrix $M$ commutes with the unitary representation $U^{\otimes m},~ \forall U\in U(n)$ [migrated]

My question is about the general form of a $n^m\times n^m$ positive definite matrix $M$ where $$[M,U^{\otimes m}]=0,~ \forall U\in U(n)$$ or in other words, M commutes with all members of the the ...
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Reference request: proofs of the theorems in the paper On the representation of the group GL(n, K) where K is a local field

In the paper On the representation of the group GL(n, K) where K is a local field by Gelfand and Kazhdan, it is said that the proofs of the theorems in the paper are published in some other papers. I ...
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Is there a topological Chevalley-Shephard-Todd Theorem?

Is the following true: For a representation of a finite group $G$ on $\mathbb{C}^n$, the quotient $\mathbb{C}^n/G$ is a topological manifold if and only if $G$ is generated by pseudo-reflections. ( ...
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Unitarizability of group representations

Let $G$ be a Lie (or more general) group. Consider its continuous representation in a Banach space by isometries, i.e. preserving the Banach norm. Under what conditions this representation is ...
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Fundamental lemma: why is the transfer factor a power of q

Let $k$ be a finite field of sufficiently large characteristic, $F = k((t))$ and $\mathfrak{o} = k[[t]]$. Let $G$ be a reductive algebraic group defined over $\mathfrak{o}$. Roughly stated, for sake ...
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Representations of $\mathbb{H}^{\times}$ and $\mathbb{H}^{\times}/\mathbb{R}^{\times}$

In an attempt to recapture Eichler's theta correspondence I have hit a stumbling block. Let $D$ be a quaternion algebra over $\mathbb{Q}$, ramified at $p,\infty$. Also let $V_j = ...
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Infinite-dimensional admissible representations of SL(2,C)

I'm working in my research with the infinite dimensional (admissible) irreducible representations of $\mathrm{SL}(2,\mathbb{C})$ introduced by Harish-Chandra in his paper "Infinite Irreducible ...
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Is a non-trivial finite perfect group of order 4n? [migrated]

A finite group $G$ is perfect if $G = G^{(1)} := \langle [G,G] \rangle$, or equivalently, if any $1$-dimensional complex representation is trivial. Question: Is a non-trivial finite perfect group of ...
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Irreducible unitary representations of semidirect groups of a discrete abelian group by a discrete group

Recently in a paper we get the following result: Let a discrete group $\Gamma$ act on a discrete abelian group $G$ by group automorphisms. Every irreducible unitary representation $\pi$ of ...
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The representation theory for the fake Heisenberg groups over non-perfect local field

Let $K$ be a local field of characteristic $p$, where $p$ is a prime number greater than 2. In particular, $(x+y)^p=x^p+y^p$ for $x,y\in K$. The fake Heisenberg group is defined to be $$ ...
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Compact finite dimensional group

Suppose that $G$ is a compact, finite dimensional topological group (finite dimensional as a topological space). Does it follows that $G$ can be faithfully represented on some $U(n)$ (in other words, ...
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What is Jantzen's formula for the determinant of the Shapovalov form in the case of generalized Verma modules?

The best reference I found is [Kac, Kazhdan '79] which extends the results of Shapovalov and Jantzen to the case of infinite dimensional Lie algebras. Theorem 1 of this paper gives the Shapovalov ...
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Relating the R-Transform in Free Probability to noncommutative group representations

In traditional (commutative) probability theory, sums of random variables correspond to convolution of distribution functions, which plays well with the Fourier Transform. In free (noncommutative) ...
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Is every weight of an integrable highest weight module in the Tits cone?

Let $\mathfrak{g}$ be a Kac-Moody algebra with Cartan subalgebra $\mathfrak{h}$, Weyl group $W$, and simple roots and coroots $\alpha_i, \check{\alpha_i}, i \in I$, respectively. Let $L$ be an ...
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Largest Set of Special Unitary Matricies With Invariant Subspace For Adjoint Action

I am trying to solve the following. Given the special unitary group $SU(n)$ and its adjoint action $Ad_{U}: \mathfrak{su}(n) \rightarrow \mathfrak{su}(n)$, what is the largest subset of $SU(n)$ such ...
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On a claim of Zagier on extending a map to cocycle

Zagier, in his paper 'Some Surprising Consequences of the Cohomology of SL$_2(\bf{ Z})$' (link, p. 6), studies the action of $\Gamma=PSL_2(\bf Z)$ on a vector space $V$, denoting the action by $v\ |\ ...
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Permutation covering of a $G$-lattice

Let $G$ be a finite group. By a $G$-lattice we mean a finitely generated free abelian group $L$ with an action of $G$. We say that $L$ is a permutation $G$-lattice if $L$ has a ${{\mathbf{Z}}}$-basis ...
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Distiguishing mutant knots

Can an invariant from a quantum Lie algebra ever distinguish mutant knots? (Maybe if it is "chiral"...whatever that means :-) (Note that Kauffman abstract tensors/skein equations CAN distinguish ...
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Can the product of a simple and a non-simple indecomposable representation be semisimple?

Consider two (possibly infinite-dimensional) representations $\rho$, $\pi$ of a semisimple Lie algebra $\mathfrak{g}$, with $\rho$ irreducible and $\pi$ indecomposable but not irreducible (i.e., not ...
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Understanding the Weyl Character Formula

Let $G$ be a compact (connected) Lie group with a maximal torus $T$. For each (analytically) integral weight $\lambda$ the Weyl character formula $$\Theta_{\lambda}(H)=\frac{\sum_{w\in ...
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Representations of complex semi-simple algebraic group “defined over $\mathbf{Z}$”?

If $G$ is a split semisimple linear algebraic group over $\mathrm{Spec}(\mathbf{Z})$ then does every (algebraic) irrep of $G_{\mathbf{C}}$ extend to a morphism $G\to\mathrm{GL}_n$ over ...
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Representation Theory of $U(N)$

(1) Is it true that the category of representations of $U(n)$ is equivalent to the category of representations of $SU(N) \times U(1)$? If so, how is it proved, or what is a good reference. (I guess ...
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Using Magma to Find a Fixed Points Module [closed]

Let $G$ be a group and $H$ a subgroup. Suppose $M$ is a $kN_G(H)$-module ($k$ a field). Then the $H$-fixed points in $M$ denoted $M^H$ is a $kN_G(H)$-module. Is there a way to access this module in ...
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Approximating the norm of a finite dimensional representation on a Banach space by irreducible representations

Let $G$ be a compact group, let $X$ be a Banach space and let $\pi$ be a linear and isometric representation of $G$ on $X$ that is continuous with respect to the strong operator norm. For $v \in X$, ...
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What is the definition of plethysm in the representation theory of permutation groups

Let $s_\lambda \circ s_\mu$ be a plethysm. Here let $\lambda, \mu$ be $m,n$ box Young diagrams. I have seen the definition of plethysms in symmetric functions. I would like to understand the ...
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Noncommutative fusion categories

Although noncommutativeness is almost a defining trait for fusion categories, offhand I recall only the extended Haagerup N-N (rank 8). It's a two minute computation to find that even a based ring ...
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Clifford-Mackey theory, references

I am working on a problem related to the local Langlands correspondence and I am interested in certain smooth representations of locally profinite groups (in particular of the Weil group of a local ...
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Ext groups in the equivariant derived category

I apologize in advance that this question is probably too basic for MO, but I reckoned I would not get an answer on Math.Stackexchange. I am starting to learn about perverse sheaves, the ...
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Non-graded representations over Lie superalgebra $\mathfrak{gl}(m,n)$

I have the following questions: Let $m,n$ be positive integers. Consider representations over the general linear Lie super-algebra $\mathfrak{gl}(m,n)$. Namely, modules over the associative algebra ...
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Why there is a relation among the second-order minors of a symmetric $4\times 4$ matrix?

A $4\times 4$ symmetric matrix $$ \left( \begin{array}{cccc} a_{11} & a_{12} & a_{13} & a_{14} \\ a_{12} & a_{22} & a_{23} & a_{24} \\ a_{13} & a_{23} & a_{33} & ...