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Double quotients of Coxeter groups have the chain property?

Let $(W,S)$ be a Coxeter group with Bruhat order $\leq$ and length function $\ell(w)$. Definition: a subset $X \subset W$ has the chain property if whenever $x,y \in X$ with $x < y$, there ...
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Calculation with weights of $E_6$

Question: Consider the complex simple Lie group $E_6$. Let $\lambda_1$ and $\lambda_6$ be the fundamental weights defining the $27$-dimensional representation $V$ and $V^*$, resp. Consider the complex ...
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Weyl group of a K3 surface

I am wondering wether the action of the Weyl group $W_X$ of a K3 surface $X$ is transitive on the sets of curves of fixed genus. Suppose $W_X$ is non-trivial. Given two curves $C,C'$ of genus ...
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Finding particular reduced words for Weyl group elements

I am studying cluster algebra structures on the coordinate rings of partial flag varieties, as defined in the paper Partial flag varieties and preprojective algebras by Geiss, Leclerc and Schröer. One ...
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Root system automorphisms as inner automorphisms of extended Chevalley group

For each automorphism $\sigma$ of a root system $\Phi$ there is a unique automorphism of the Chevalley group $G(\Phi,R)$ such that $\sigma(x_\alpha(t))=x_{\sigma\alpha}(t')$. While conjugating by ...
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Weyl group invariants of the representation ring of a split torus

Let $G$ be a semisimple split algebraic group, $T$ its split maximal torus and $W$ corresponding Weyl group. Let $T^*$ denote the character lattice of $T$ and $\Lambda$ denote the weight lattice, so ...
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Topological obstruction to icosahedral symmetry?

Let $G$ be a compact simple lie group of rank $n$. Then the Poincaré series of $G$ is given by $$P(G,q)=\prod_{i=1}^n (1+q^{2d_i-1}),$$ where the integers $d_1\leq d_2\leq \cdots \leq d_n$ are the ...
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Truncated induction for exceptional cases

In Carter's book (Finite groups of Lie type), he reviews the truncated induction procedure (called j-operation in the text) of Macdonald-Lusztig-Spaltenstein in great detail for the classical Weyl ...
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Is there a category of representations of a simple Lie algebra on which its Weyl group naturally acts?

For any simple Lie algebra $\mathfrak{g}$, is there a category $C$ of (possibly infinite-dimensional) representations of $\mathfrak{g}$ such the Weyl group $W$ of the corresponding root system acts in ...
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Reference for embeddings of reflection groups (related to folding ADE Coxeter graphs?

There are a couple of indirect methods, using Lie theory or Springer's general theory of regular elements in (real, complex) reflection groups, to construct natural embeddings among certain Weyl ...
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The orbit $(G\cdot X) \cap \mathfrak{t}$ for $X\in \mathfrak{t}$ singular

This question may be a simple problem for experts. Let $G$ be a connected compact Lie group and $T$ be its maximal torus. Let $\mathfrak{g}$ and $\mathfrak{t}$ be the corresponding Lie algebras. We ...
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'Generalised' coinvariant algebras

Let $\mathfrak{g}$ be a simple complex Lie algebra, and $\mathfrak{h}\subset\mathfrak{g}$ a Cartan subalgebra with Weyl group $W$. Consider the fibre product $\mathfrak{h}\times_{\mathfrak{g}} N$, ...
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Edge graph of the polytope of a Bruhat interval

Let $\Gamma$ be a Coxeter group on some generating set $S$, with reflection representation $V$. Then $\Gamma$ has two standard partial orders, the weak and strong Bruhat orders. Moreover, if $\lambda ...
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For a Weyl group, what is the connection between its exponents and lengths of its elements?

The following seems to be true: if $|W_q| := \sum {q^{l(w)}}$, where the sum is taken over the elements $w$, then $|W_q| = \prod {(1 + q +...+ q^{e_i})}$, where the product is taken over the exponents ...
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About the intrinsic definition of the Weyl group of complex semisimple Lie algebras

It may be a easy question for experts. The definition of the Weyl group of a complex semisimple Lie algebra $\mathfrak{g}$ is well-known: We first $\textbf{choose}$ a Cartan subalgebra ...
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Software for drawing intervals in Weyl groups

I am looking for an automated way to draw diagrams of intervals in Weyl groups and in their various subsets such as minimal representatives of cosets $W/W_p$ for a parabolic Weyl group $W_p$ or ...
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Cell modules for type D Weyl group

Does anyone know a reference for the construction of cell modules for the Weyl group of type $D$, without any reference to the Weyl group of type $B$? What would be even better is an idempotent ...
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Weyl group of a singular torus

Let $G$ be a semisimple algebraic group over an algebraically closed field, and let $T$ be a torus in $G$. If $T$ is a maximal torus, then $N_G(T)/Z_G(T)=N_G(T)/T$ is the Weyl group $W$ of $G$. If ...
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Does -I belong to Weyl group?

Let $\Phi$ be an irreducible root system, with positive roots $\Phi^+$ relative to the base $\Delta$. If $W$ is the Weyl group, how can I determine if $-I$ belongs to $W$? Equivalently how can I see ...
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Why Weyl group associated to Cartan matrix which defines positive definite bilinear form is finite?

In the book by V.Kac "Infinite dimensional Lie algebras" in proposition 4.9 it is argued that Weyl group constructed by Cartan matrix which defines positive-definite metric on Cartan subalgebra is ...
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Longest element of a Weyl group

Let $G$ an algebraic (reductive) group. $T$ a maximal torus, $B$ a Borel subgroup containing $T$, and $w_0$ the longest element of the Weyl group. I'm looking for a reference explaining why when you ...
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Occurrences of a simple reflection in the longest element of a Weyl group?

While looking at a preprint I've just bumped into a question about the longest element $w_0$ of a Weyl group $W$ (say irreducible of a Lie type $A$ - $G$ and of rank $n>1$, to simplify). ...
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Best approximation to the Weyl group as a subgroup of a reductive group.

Let G be a reductive algebraic group over a field k. Let S be a maximal split torus, Z its centraliser and N its normaliser. The Weyl group W is then defined to be the quotient N(k)/Z(k). Now we ...
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Combinatorial identity involving the Coxeter numbers of root systems

The setup is: $R$ = irreducible (reduced) root system; $D$ = connected Dynkin diagram of $R$, with nodes numbered $1,2,...,r$; $\hat D$ = extended Dynkin diagram, nodes numbered $0,1,2,...,r$; ...
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Polynomial invariants of the exceptional Weyl groups

Let $\mathfrak{g}$ be a simple complex Lie algebra, and let $\mathfrak{h} \subset \mathfrak{g}$ be a fixed Cartan subalgebra. Let $W$ be the Weyl group associated to $\mathfrak{g}$. Let ...
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Inverting the Weyl Character Formula

The Weyl Character formula tells us how to write the character of a representation as a linear combination of integral weights. Since characters are invariant under the action of the Weyl group, $W$, ...
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Definitions of Hecke algebras

There is a definition of Iwahori-Hecke algebras for Coxeter groups in terms of generators and relations and there is a definition of Hecke algebras involving functions on locally compact groups. Are ...
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Longest Element of an Affine Weyl Group

I know that the Weyl groups of affine Lie algebras don't have a longest element, but are there any good substitutes for w_0. In particular, is there any good substitute for a reduced decomposition of ...