I want to know what are the holomorphic automorphisms of a Grassmannian. Can someone tell me this?

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    $\begingroup$ ams.org/journals/proc/1989-106-01/S0002-9939-1989-0938909-8 $\endgroup$ Jul 1, 2014 at 6:29
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    $\begingroup$ @Carlo: I suggest that you promote your comment to an answer. $\endgroup$ Jul 1, 2014 at 8:17
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    $\begingroup$ It probably would have been a good idea to quote the paper by Wei-Liang Chow, On the geometry of algebraic homogeneous spaces, Ann. of Math. 50 (1949), 32–67, since that is where the original argument is made. $\endgroup$ Jul 1, 2014 at 16:17

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Automorphisms of Grassmannians, Michael J. Cowen (1989).

  • $\begingroup$ What is the dual map? $\endgroup$
    – Mostafa
    Jul 1, 2014 at 9:44
  • $\begingroup$ @Mostafa -- see section 2 of Cowen's paper for the construction of the dual map. $\endgroup$ Jul 1, 2014 at 9:51
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    $\begingroup$ Demazure also gave a complete characterization of automorphism groups of generalized Grassmannians $G/P$, "Automorphismes et deformations des varietes de Borel", Invent. Math. 1977. Essentially, the automorphism group of $G/P$ is generated by $G$ (adjoint form) together with certain automorphisms of the Dynkin diagram. The above is a special case, since $Gr(k,n) = PGL_n/P$. $\endgroup$ Jul 1, 2014 at 14:02

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