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Degree of map into Lie group representation

Suppose $M$ is a smooth manifold with unit volume and that $G$ is a compact Lie group of the same dimension. Given a smooth map $\phi: M\rightarrow G$, we can compute the degree of $\phi$ as: ...
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Normal Subgroups of $U_n(q)$

What is known about normal subgroups of $U_n(q)$, the group of upper triangular matrices with entries in the finite field $\mathbb{F}_q$ and ones on the diagonal?
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In general, are 'Young symmetrisers' given by Littlewood-Richardson 'Orthogonal projection Operators'?

Consider $V^{\otimes n}$ where $V$ is vector space and the representation of GL(V) acting in the usual way. Now if I consider tensor products or plethysms of irreducible spaces, this is not in general ...
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Order of products of elements in symmetric groups

Let $n \in \mathbb{N}$. Is it true that for any $a, b, c \in \mathbb{N}$ satisfying $1 < a, b, c \leq n-2$ the symmetric group ${\rm S}_n$ has elements of order $a$ and $b$ whose product has order ...
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Why aren't representations of monoids studied so much?

It seems to me like every book on representation theory leaps into groups right away, even though the underlying ideas, such as representations, convolution algebras, etc. don't really make explicit ...
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Constructing a simple $A$-module

Let $n \ge 2$, and let $A$ be the (unital and associative, but noncommutative) $\mathbb{C}$-algebra with generators $x_1, \dots, x_n$ and relations $x_ix_j + x_j x_i = 2\delta_{ij}$. What is a ...
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Stable equivalence and triangulated equivalence of self-injective algebras

Two (finite-dimensional) $k$-algebras $A$ and $B$ are said to be stable equivalent if their stable module categories $\underline{\rm mod}(A)$ and $\underline{\rm mod}(B)$ are equivalent as $k$-linear ...
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Special automorphisms of extraspecial groups

Let $G$ be an extraspecial group of order $p^{2r+1}$ (where $p$ is an odd prime), and let $V$ be a faithful representation of $G$. Consider the normal subgroup $H$ of $Aut(G)$ consisting of all ...
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Two questions about Whittaker functions

I am watching the video: Modeling p-adic Whittaker functions, Part I. I have two questions about Whittaker functions in the video. From 33:00 to 37:00, it is said that after changing of variables, ...
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An equality of discriminant and resultant divisors

Let $\Phi$ be the root system of a split group $G$ over a field $k$. The differentials $d\alpha$ of the roots define a polynomial called the discriminant $$\prod_{\alpha\in\Phi}d\alpha$$ on $\mathfrak ...
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Fell topology vs. convergence of matrix coefficients

My question is partially inspired by the following discussion: Topology on the Unitary Dual Let me remind/explain how the Fell topology is defined (at least I recall the definition which I saw): let ...
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Can we drop commutativity assumption?

Let $A$ be an associative algebra with a unit over a field $k$. fix $n > 1$. Define a $k$-algebra structure on the vector space $A^{\otimes n} = A \otimes_k \dots \otimes_k A$ (where there are $n$ ...
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Anosov representations and boundaries of (harmonic) maps

Let $\Sigma_g$ be a closed hyperbolic surface and $\rho\colon\pi_1\Sigma_g\to G$ an Anosov representation into a suitable Lie group. By definition of Anosovness, one has a $\rho$-equivariant ...
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A Zero-Multiplicity Problem Related to Foulkes' Conjecture

I'm a combinatorialist that is interested in estimating multiplicities of irreps of $1^{S_{kn}}_{S_k \wr S_n}$ (the action of symmetric group on uniform partitions). I'm aware of the difficulty (or ...
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Open problems/questions in representation theory and around?

What are open problems in representation theory? What are the sources (books/papers/sites) discussing this? Any kinds of problems/questions are welcome - big/small, vague/concrete. Some estimation ...
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Global dimenson of quivers with relations

Let Q be a finite quiver without loops. Then its global dimension is 1 if it contains at least one arrow. I'm trying to get some intuition about how much the global dimension can grow when we ...
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Does an element in the center of universal enveloping algebra becomes a scalar in irreducible representations?

I'm asking a question about Lie group representation. Let $G$ be a Lie group, not necessarily connected. Let $\Omega$ be an element in the center of the universal enveloping algebra $U(\mathfrak{g})$ ...
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$Ext$-algebra generated by $Hom$ and $Ext^1$ as $A_\infty$-algebra?

In [Keller: A-infinity algebras in representation theory, Proposition 1(b)], Keller states that for an associative algebra the $Ext$-algebra of the simples is generated by $Ext^1(S,S)$ as an ...
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Indecomposable representations of a wreath product

If $G$ is a finite group, we know the irreducible representations of $G ≀ S_n$ (over $\mathbb Q$) are classified by partitions of $n$ 'decorated' by an irrep of $G$. I'm wondering to what extent the ...
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Rings that are $K_0$ of finite groups

Is there a simple characterisation of all rings which appear as $K_0$ of finite groups? By $K_0$ of a finite group $G$ I mean $K_0(\mathbb C[G])$ which in the same as a ring of virtual characters of ...
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The coproducts $\mathbb{C}_q[U] \to \mathbb{C}_q[U] \otimes \mathbb{C}_q[U]$ and $\mathbb{C}[U] \to \mathbb{C}[U] \otimes \mathbb{C}[U]$

A coproduct $\varphi: \mathbb{C}_q[U] \to \mathbb{C}_q[U] \otimes \mathbb{C}_q[U]$ is given by: $x \mapsto 1 \otimes x + x \otimes 1$, where $x$ is a generator of $\mathbb{C}_q[U]$. There is a ...
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Compatibility of two definitions of Koszul dual

Let $k$ be a field and $A$ a nonnegatively graded ring over $k$. Assume $A_0 = k.$ We have a bigrading on $\operatorname{Ext}(k,k)$ (one corresponding to homological degree, one corresponding to the ...
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Relations among Young symmetrizers of non-standard tableaux

For any Young tableau, one can form the Young symmetrizer. I'm naturally interested in young symmetrizers coming from standard tableaux, but I'm forced to look at Young symmetrizers of non-standard ...
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Representation ring of circle group over complex field [migrated]

Can someone please describe how to find a representation algebra of circle group over complex field ? I am reading " representation theory of compact Lie group" chapter 3 section 7. It will be great ...
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How much of the ATLAS of finite groups is independently checked and/or computer verified?

In a recent talk Serre made some comments about proofs that rely on the classification of finite simple groups (CFSG) and on the ATLAS of Finite Groups. Namely, he said that a proof that relied on the ...
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Element of Grothendieck group is eigenvector of operator [migrated]

Let $K_\mathbb{C}(G)$ be the Grothendieck group (over $\mathbb{C}$) of finite dimensional representations of a finite group $G$. Associated with any such representation $V$, there is a linear ...
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What is the natural action of $U(\mathfrak{g})$ on $\mathbb{C}[G]$? [migrated]

Let $G$ be a Lie group and $\mathfrak{g}$ its Lie algebra. What is the natural action of $U(\mathfrak{g})$ on $\mathbb{C}[G]$? It seems that the natural action comes from the following. We have a ...
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Equivalence classes of pairs linear transformations

Consider the set of 4-tuples: $$S_{(x, y), k} = \{ (a_i, b_i, a_j, b_j) : \|a_ixb_i - a_jyb_j\|_F^2 = k \}$$ for $a \in GL(m, \mathbb{R})$, $b \in GL(n, \mathbb{R})$, $x, y \in \mathbb{R}^{m \times ...
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Catalan numbers as sums of squares of numbers in the rows of the Catalan triangle - is there a combinatorial explanation?

This question arose from an answer to my recent question How many traces are there on Temperley-Lieb, Fuss-Catalan, Iwahori-Hecke, Birman-Wenzl-Murakami-Kauffman, ... algebras? What I need from that ...
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Applications of Lubotzky's linearity theorem?

Lubotzky's theorem is a necessary and sufficient set of conditions for a finitely generated discrete group to be linear, i.e. isomorphic to a subgroup of $GL_n(K)$, where $K$ is a field of ...
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Classes of finite resoluble groups which are (faithfully) representable by triangular matrices?

Let $G$ be a group, $k$ a field and $T(n,k)\subset Gl(n,k)$, the group of invertible upper triangular $n\times n$ matrices. I know that if $\rho : G\rightarrow T(n,k)$ is faithful (i.e. into) then ...
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Any representation is a sub representation of direct sum of regular representation

I need a reference for the following statement: Let G be a linear algebraic group over algebraically closed field k. Let V be a finite dimensional G-module. The V is sub representation of k[G]^n for ...
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Three involutions on the set of 6-box Young diagrams

The set of $n$-box Young diagrams classifies both conjugacy classes in $S_n$ and equivalence classes of irreducible representations of $S_n$. There is an outer automorphism of $S_6$, of order 2. ...
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Center of an irreducible representation over $\mathbb{Q}$

Let $G$ be a finite group, $\rho\colon G \rightarrow \mathrm{GL}_n(\mathbb{Q})$ its irreducible representation, and $D$ the division algebra of $G$-endomorphisms of $\mathbb{Q}^n$. The division ...
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Casselman-Shalika formula for split reductive groups

In the paper of Casselman and Shalika they give an explicit formula for the spherical Whittaker function of an unramified principal series. Apparently, upon combining their formula with the Weyl ...
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Strategies for proving a category is Noetherian?

Let $C$ be a small linear category over a commutative ring $R$. A representation of $C$ is an $R$-linear functor $C \to \mathrm{Mod}(R)$. For example, for each $c\in C$, there is a representation ...
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An equivalence of derived categories by Happel-Reiten-Smalø

I have a problem in understanding the proof of a theorem by Happel-Reiten-Smalø. The original reference is this article http://arxiv.org/abs/0911.4473 . I write down the text of the theorem and a ...
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Classification of finite abelian hypergroups and table algebras

Update: Originally, I formulated this question for finite abelian hypergroups, but in a discussion with Geoff Robinson below I realized that the abelian hypergroups defined below are equivalent to ...
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Faithful linear representation of a nilpotent Lie algebra

Let \begin{align} \mathfrak{g} = Span_{\mathbb{C}}\{ e_1, e_2, e_3, e_4, e_5: \text{ non-zero brackets are } [e_1, e_i]=e_{i+1}, i=2,3,4, [e_2, e_3]=e_5 \} \end{align} be a $5$-dimensional Lie ...
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“set of all irreducible representations of a group”, set-theoretic issues [closed]

I am working on a problem related to representations of the Weil group of a local field $\mathcal{W}_F$. In many articles one introduces the set $\hat{\mathcal{W}}_F$ of all equivalence classes of ...
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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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Role of nontrivial component groups in Springer Correspondence?

Set-up for classical Springer Correspondence: $G$ = reductive group (usually assumed to be semisimple of adjoint type) over $\mathbb{C}$, with Borel subgroup and maximal torus $B \supset T$, Weyl ...
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Normalized invariant form on a Kac-Moody Algebra

For a symmetrizable Kac-Moody Algebra, we can define a normalized invariant form that performs the same role as the Killing form in the finite dimensional case. My question is, do these forms ...
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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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Relation between $\Gamma$-percuspidal parabolic subgroups and split parabolic subgroups of real semisimple Lie groups

Let $G$ be a reductive algebraic group defined over $\mathbb{Q}$. Let $\Gamma$ be a lattice in $\mathcal{G}:= G(\mathbb{R})$. I am interested in knowing under what conditions on either of ...
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Finite quotients of an infinite product of finite groups

Let $G$ be a finite group. Consider the direct product $\Gamma=\prod_{i=1}^{\infty}G$ of (countably) infinitely many copies of $G$. For every finite set of numbers $\{i_1,\ldots,i_n\}$ we have the ...
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Generalization of a theorem of Burnside to non-compact groups

The following two theorems are often attributed to Burnside: Theorem Let $G$ and $H$ be compact groups. Then the irreducible representations of $G\times H$ are precisely the representations ...
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Schur's Lemma for Hilbert spaces

Let $H$ be a complex Hilbert space and let a group $G$ act on $H$ such that there are no invariant closed subspaces besides $H$ and $(0)$. Let $D$ be the ring of bounded operators which commute with ...
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Highest weight formulas for quadratic Casimir and dimension for the simply laced Lie algebras

Intro (tldr-ish): In the meantime, in the literature I dug up the formulae not only for the dimension D of a $G_2$ module, but also its quadratic Casimir C2 (eigenvalue). After some playing, I ...
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Irreducible representations of $S_n$ inside the ring of symmetric polynomials

I will describe two ways to associate irreducible representations of $S_n$ with polynomials inside the ring of symmetric polynomials and I want to know if there is any connection between the two. ...