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Ubiquity of the push-pull formula

The push-pull formula appears in several different incarnations. There are, at least, the following: 1) If $f \colon X \to Y$ is a continous map, then for sheaves $\mathcal{F}$ on $X$ and ...
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What is (explicitly) known about the SL(n,C) character varieties of 3-manifolds?

The $SL(2,{\bf C})$ character variety of a 3-manifold with 1-cusp $M$ (like a knot complement in the 3-sphere) essentially coincide with the variety defined by the A-polynomial. Those polynomials are ...
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Geometry of Rogers-Ramanujan continued fraction

I'd like to understand the underlying geometry of the Rogers-Ramanujan continued fraction from the point of view of integrable systems (ideally Toda type theories). The generating function $R(z) = ...
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How to write $\mathbb{C}[G/U_-]=\oplus_{\lambda} V_{\lambda}$ explicitly?

Let $G=GL_n$ and $U_-$ the set of all lower unipotent triangular matrices. Then by Gauss Decomposition, we have $G = U_-B$, where $B$ is the set of all upper triangular matrices. The group $U_-$ acts ...
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Auslander-Reiten-Quivers of representation-finite algebras having different 3-dimensional forms

I am looking for references, where I can find (pictures of) connected Auslander-Reiten-Quivers of representation-finite $k$-algebras ($k$ is a (preferably, but not necessarily finite) field) with one ...
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A question on Plancherel measure for $p$-adic group

Let $G$ be a reductive group over a $p$-adic field. My understanding is that the Plancherel measure on $G$ is a measure on the unitary dual $\hat{G}$. But at the same time, for example, in his famous ...
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Sampling from random totally unimodular matrices of a particular type?

Is there a way to parametrize totally unimodular $(3n+2)\times(2n+2)$ matrices of form $$\begin{bmatrix} \pm1 & \pm1 & 0 & 0 &\dots & 0 & 0 & 0 & 0\\ A_{2n} & ...
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Representation varieties of 3-manifold groups in SL(n,C)

I am looking at the variety of representations of the fundamental group of a hyperbolic 3-manifold into $SL(n,C)$: $$Hom(\pi_1M, SL(n,{\mathbb C}))$$ It is known that volume and Chern-Simons ...
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Vanishing of power of nilpotent operator $\mathrm{ad} \, \;e$ in different characteritics

This question needs some background: (1) In his influential 1959 paper here, Kostant studied the adjoint representation of a simple Lie algebra $\mathfrak{g}$ over $\mathbb{C}$ (which can be ...
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From Weyl groups to Weyl groupoids?

I'm trying to find a framework where the choices in the classical construction of a root system of a semi-simple lie algebra are not needed. Let $\mathfrak{g}$ be a semisimple lie algebra. ...
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Primitive ideal space and unitary dual of a [SIN] group - when are they Hausdorff?

Recall that a locally compact group $G$ is said to be an $[FC]^-$ group, if each conjugacy class in $G$ has a compact closure; an $[SIN]$ group, if each neighborhood of the identity includes a ...
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Definition of discrete spectrum and continuous and basic properties

I apologize if this is too basic for MO. I have an embarrassing admission to make: I don't know the actual definition of the discrete/continuous spectrum of a reductive group $G/\mathbb{Q}$ (in the ...
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For $P$ $\mathbb{Z}G$-projective, $\mathbb{Q}\otimes P$ is $\mathbb{Q}G$-free

I'm looking for a proof of a theorem of Swan [1, Theorem 3]: If $G$ is a finite group and $P$ a finitely generated projective $\mathbb{Z}G$-module, then $\mathbb{Q}\otimes_\mathbb{Z}P$ is a free ...
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Cartan subspaces for general algebraic representations

So I feel like asking the following likely open-ended question: What good generalizations of the notion of Cartan subspace do we have? To be precise, let $G\curvearrowright V$ be an algebraic ...
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Representation viewpoint on Chern Weil (cohomology computations done with rep theory?)

Let $G$ be a compact lie group. Chern-Weil theory tells us that there's a homomorphism: $$H^{*}(BG;\mathbb{R}) \to (Sym^{\bullet} \mathfrak{g^*})^G$$ Which in our case is an isomorphism since $G$ ...
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Maps from $S^3$ to $S^3$ [on hold]

As a physicist, I apologize for imprecise language. I am interested in maps from $S^3$ to $S^3$ (identical to the group $SU(2)$). Since $S^3$ is threedimensional, there is some similarity to maps ...
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A dual version of a theorem of Øystein Ore in group theory

Let $(H \subset G)$ be an inclusion of finite groups. This post is a dual version for the Generalization of a theorem of Øystein Ore in which it's proved: Theorem: $\mathcal{L}(H\subset G)$ ...
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Rank of a locally free $\mathbb Z[G]$-module

This is a basic question. Let $G$ be a finite group, $M$ a finitely generated $\mathbb Z[G]$-module so that the $\mathbb Z_p[G]$-module $M_p$ is free for all prime numbers $p$, i.e. is locally free. ...
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Dimension of curvature invariants

EDIT: Let $V$ be a Euclidean space and let $O(V)$ denotes its orthogonal group. Let $K(V)\subset Sym^2(\wedge^2(V))$ denote the subspace of curvature tensors, i.e. the subspace of elements satisfying ...
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Does $E_8$ know $Spin(7)$?

One way to define the compact group $Spin(7)$ is as the stabilizer of a certain 4-form on Euclidean $\mathbb R^8$ (see e.g. this MO question). This 4-form can be defined in various ways. For ...
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Reference request - Jacquet module and asymptotic of matrix coefficients

Hello, I would like to know some nice references about the relation between asymptotics of matrix coefficients of representations of reductive groups over local fields, and the pairing between the ...
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Character Values for Alternating Groups of degree $\geq 7$

Is it true that in each row and column of the character table of alternating groups with degree $\geq 7$ there are at most two complex values? Any reference will be highly appreciated.
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Integrable modules and comodules

Let $G$ be a semisimple Lie group and $\mathfrak{g}$ its Lie algebra. Do we have the following result: $V$ is an integrable $U(\mathfrak{g})$-module if and only if $V$ is a $\mathbb{C}[G]$-comodule? ...
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$G$-action on the integral homology of a compact surface

Let $S$ be a compact connected orientable surface, and let $G$ be a nontrivial finite group acting freely on $S$ and preserving orientation (note the the action being free is a strong condition, since ...
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Deligne's theorem on the characterisation of Tannakian categories

I am trying to understand the proof of the Theorem 7.1 from Catégories Tannakiennes by Pierre Deligne https://publications.ias.edu/sites/default/files/60_categoriestanna.pdf. Essentially, it is ...
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Finite dimensional Lie algebra with non-degenerate invariant bilinear forms $\Omega_{ab}$

Firstly, my apology to MO experts that I am in a more science/physics background (a PhD). So please feel free refine/modify/comment my language if I have different math accents than yours. From ...
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A careful roadtrip from locally symmetric spaces to algebra

I'm trying to break the classification of locally riemannian symmetric spaces to little steps to make it more comprehensible (and s.t. the technical details can be verified without drowning ...
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Why do people study representations of 3-manifold groups into $SL(n,\mathbb{C})$?

Varieties of representations and characters of $3$-manifold groups in $SL(2,\mathbb{C})$ have been intensively studied. They have provided tools to identify geometric structures on manifolds, and are ...
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Recover Poisson bracket on $C[G]$ using the Lie cobracket $\delta: g \to \Lambda^2 g$

By a theorem of Drinfeld, there is a one to one correspondence between Lie bialgebras and Poisson Lie groups. Therefore given a Lie cobracket $\delta: g \to \Lambda^2 g$, there is a Poisson bracket on ...
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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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Modularisation on group representations with arbitrary braiding

Applying the modularisation/deequivariantisation procedure to the representation category $\operatorname{Rep}_G$ of a finite group $G$ with trivial braiding gives the fibre functor to vector spaces. ...
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How to check that an ideal of $\mathbb{C}[GL_n]$ is a coideal or not?

Let $I$ be an ideal of $\mathbb{C}[GL_n]$. Are there effective methods or software to check whether $I$ is a coideal or not? Thank you very much. For example, let I be the ideal of $\mathbb{C}[GL_3]$ ...
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Deformation of a Hopf algebra

A deformation of a Hopf algebra is defined as follows. On page 171 of the book a guide to quantum groups, Remark 2, it is said that Any deformation of a Hopf algebra $A$ as a bialgebra is ...
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Roadmap to Geometric Representation Theory (leading to Langlands)?

I believe there has been at least one question similar to this one and yet I still think this particular question deserves to have a thread of its own. I'm becoming increasingly fascinated by stuff ...
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“Diagonalizing” Littlewood-Richardson coefficients

Let's consider the Littlewood-Richardson coefficients $c^{\lambda}_{\mu \nu}$ so that \begin{equation} V_\mu \otimes V_\nu = \bigoplus_\lambda V_\lambda^{\oplus c^{\lambda}_{\mu \nu}} \end{equation} ...
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U(n)-submodules of SO(2n)-modules

Let $\Gamma_{(\lambda_1, \dots, \lambda_{n})}$ denote an irreducible $SO(2n)$-module with highest weight $(\lambda_1, \dots, \lambda_n)$ and let more specifically $X = \Gamma_{(2\lambda, \dots, 0)}$ ...
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Sum of the dimensions of the rational irreducible representations of $S_k \times S_j$

For a group $G$ and a field $K$ let $S(G,K)$ be the sum of the dimensions of the irreducible K representations of $G$. Note that $S(G,\mathbb{C})< |G|$. It's not difficult to prove that if $n \ge ...
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Order of metaplectic operator

I have a weak background on this subject. Suppose $S$ be a $2m \times 2m$ symplectic matrix of order $n$. Suppose $W_S$ be the corresponding metaplectic operator on $\mathcal{S}(\mathbb{R}^m)$, the ...
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What's known about the stalks of Lusztig's perverse sheaves on quiver varieties?

Lusztig has defined a category of perverse sheaves on the moduli space of representations of a Dynkin quiver (see his paper) corresponding to canonical basis vectors. I'm interested in the stalks ...
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Notation clash between a representation and spectral radius

I am currently writing a paper where I need talk both about a representation of a semisimple Lie group (usually denoted by $\rho$), and about spectral radii of linear maps (also usually denoted by ...
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Must normalizing field outer automorphisms “divide” the dimension?

Imprecise question: To get a normalizing field outer automorphism of order $r$, must we multiply the dimension by $r$? Precise hypothesis: Let $p\geqslant 5$ be a prime, let $q$ be a power of $p$ and ...
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How to compute $t_0$ and $r^0$ in Belavin-Drinfeld's classification of solutions of classical Yang-Baxter equations?

I tried to understand Belavin-Drinfeld's classification of solutions of classical Yang-Baxter equations. In the book a guide to quantum groups, on page 83, there is an example of solutions of the ...
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Does the category of G-spectra know G?

I was recently in the situation of having access to the category of $G$-modules (for some group $G$ which I had forgotten), as just a category, i.e. no monoidal structure, together with the forgetful ...
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representation theory in Magma

I have a submodule named sub of a representation named rep in Magma defined in the following way : sub:= Submodules(rep)[4]. I search for its generators using: Generators(sub), but I am not getting ...
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inductive construction of unipotent radicals

Consider a directed coxeter diagram $\vec{\Gamma}$, i.e. a finite graph where each edge is decorated with one of the integer weights $\big\{3,4,6\big\}$ and those edges with weights $4$ or $6$ are ...
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What does the unique mean on weakly almost periodic functions look like?

There is a unique invariant mean $m$ on WAP functions on any discrete group (see definitions below, theorem of ?). However, the proofs I found are fairly non-explicit on how to obtain this invariant ...
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How to embed $S^2\mathbb{C}^2$ into $S^2S^3\mathbb{C}^2$ and get the ideal of the twisted cubic?

Let $X:=x^3$, $Y:=x^2y$, $Z:=xy^2$ and $W:=y^3$ be the 4 independent generators of $S^3\mathbb{C}^2$, and observe that the kernel of the natural epimorphism (total symmetrisation) $$ ...
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Relation between unipotent cuspidal representations and cuspidal local systems

This could well be a question for reading suggestion. Hope it's not too bad and thanks a lot. So the question is as in the title. What are the relations between the notion of unipotent cuspidal ...
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positivity of semicanonical basis

Given a quiver $Q$, there is an algebra isomorphism from $U\frak{n}$ to $\mathcal{M}\subset \sum_{v}\text{Const}(\Lambda_v)^{G_v}$ by Lusztig's construction. Fro each $Z\in \text{Irr}(\Lambda_v)$. ...
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Matrix representation for $F_4$

Has anyone ever bothered to write down the 26-dimensional fundamental representation of $F_4$? I wouldn't mind looking at it. Is it in $\mathfrak{so}(26)$? I'm familiar with the construction of the ...