# Questions tagged [deligne-lusztig-theory]

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### Deligne-Lustzig varieties locally closed schemes

I have a couple of questions about basic properties of of Deligne-Lustzig varieties introduced in the seminal paper "Representations of Reductive Groups Over Finite Fields" [DL76].
The ...

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### Cohomology of Deligne-Lusztig variety associated to Coxeter element

Determining the individual ($l$-adic) cohomology groups of Deligne-Lusztig varieties has only been done for the general linear group and for some other very specific cases (as far as I know).
However, ...

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### Relative position of Borel subgroups for the symplectic group

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Let $n$ be a positive integer, let $W$ be the Weyl group of $\text{GL}_n$.
Its set of Borel subgroups is isomorphic to the full flag variety $\mathcal{F}_n$.
In this question, I studied ...

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### An example of a Deligne–Lusztig variety for a general linear group

Take $G=\operatorname{GL}_3$, defined over the algebraic closure of a finite field $\mathbb{F}_q$ and let $X$ be the set of Borel subgroups of $G$.
The Frobenius morphism $F:G\to G$ induces a map $F:...

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### (Why) are Deligne-Lusztig varieties nonempty?

Background: Let $G$ be a reductive $\mathbb F_q$-group and let $X$ be the variety of Borel subgroups of $G$. By the Bruhat decomposition, the $G$-orbits in the space $X\times X$ (with diagonal action) ...

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### Duals of unipotent characters of classical finite groups of Lie type in terms of Lusztig's symbols

The irreducible unipotent characters of classical finite groups of Lie type have been classified by Lusztig using the combinatorical notion of "symbols", see "Irreducible ...

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### Intuitive reason that the regular representation is a uniform function

Corollary 12.14 of Digne-Michel's book Representations of finite groups of Lie type gives various decompositions of the regular representation $\operatorname{reg}_G$ in terms of the Deligne-Lusztig ...

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### Frobenius reciprocity for Deligne-Lusztig induction/restriction

I am currently trying to understand the properties of Deligne-Lusztig induction, following Carter's Finite groups of Lie type and Digne-Michel's Representations of finite groups of Lie type. I am ...

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### $\ell$-adic cohomology of a quotient by group action

Suppose $Y \to Y/G$ is the Galois cover induced from a finite group $G$ acting on a scheme $Y$ and that this is indeed a Galois cover with $Y/G$ a scheme. In my case $Y$ is the Drinfeld curve $\mathrm{...

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### cuspidal unipotent representation in small characteristic

Let $\mathbb{F}_q$ be a finite field with $q=p^r$ and $p$ prime. Let $G$ be a connected reductive group over $\mathbb{F}_q$. Is there a difference between the theory of unipotent cuspidal ...

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### Representations of $\text{SL}_n(q)$ of degree $q^{O(n)}$

Every representation of $A_n$ of degree $n^{O(1)}$ is contained in a $O(1)$ tensor power of the defining permutation representation. Is there an analogous result for classical groups of Lie type, say $...

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### Rank and unipotent support

Let $G$ be a finite group of Lie type. I would like to be able to compute the rank (introduced by Howe and Gurevich in "Small representations of finite classical groups") of an irreducible ...

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### a question on Deligne-Lusztig characters

Let $k$ be a finite field and $\bar k$ be its algebraic closure, and $F$ be the Frobenius map. Let $G$ be a reductive group over $\bar k$, $T$ be an $F$-invariant maximal torus of $G$, and $\theta$ be ...

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### semisimple support of character sheaves

So the essential question is:
How should we think about, or if possible compute, the semisimple
support of a cuspidal character sheaf?
For example, let $G=SL_2$. We have the cuspidal character ...

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### Naive question about classification of unipotent character sheaves

Let $G$ be a connected reductive algebraic group over (say) $\mathbb{C}$. The set $\hat{G}_u$ of isomorphism classes of unipotent irreducible character sheaves has some complicated classification in ...

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### On cuspidal maximal tori of a connected reductive group

Let $G$ be the base change of a connected reductive group over ${\mathbb{F}}_q$ to $\overline{\mathbb{F}}_q$, and let $F$ be the associated geometric Frobenius on $G$. Let $W$ be the Weyl group of a ...

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### An analogue of Deligne--Lusztig theory for real groups?

I am considering the following analogue of Deligne--Lusztig theory:
Take e.g. $G=GL_n(\mathbb{C})$, and let $F$ be the complex conjugate, then we have
$G^F=GL_n(\mathbb{R})$. Consider the ``Lang map''...

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### learning Deligne-Lusztig theory

Can someone give me a roadmap for learning Deligne-Lusztig theory? (Except for the original article by Deligne and Lusztig)
Edit: You may assume knowledge of representation theory of finite groups (...

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### Deligne-Lusztig and Character sheaves

Consider: $G$ - a nice group ($GL_n$) over a finite field $F$. $X$ - the flag variety. Consider a nice $G$-equivariant $l$-adic sheaf $\mathcal{M}$ on $X \times X$, equipped with Weil structure.
Fix $...

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### A bijection between Lusztig series induced by inflation

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Let $\pi: \widehat{G} \rightarrow G$ be a surjective morphism between connected reductive groups defined over $\mathbb{F}_q$ whose kernel is a central torus. Then $\pi : \widehat{G}^F \...

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### Points on Deligne-Lusztig varieties: Interpreting Borels in relative position as flags with conditions

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I am studying the paper "On the Green polynomials of classical groups" by Lusztig, in which he computes the values of the Deligne-Lusztig representation, corresponding to a Coxeter element ...

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### Is the Gelfand-Graev character isomorphic to a cohomology group for some sheaf on a Deligne-Lusztig variety?

Deligne-Lusztig theory
is awesome. You take a maximal torus $T$, you take a character $\theta$, construct a variety $X_T$$^*$, take etale cohomology, get a virtual character $R_T^\theta$, maybe it's ...