# Questions tagged [flag-varieties]

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### geometric meaning to pairs of SYT indexing for the basis of cohomology ring of full flag variety

For Grassmannians, the Schubert cells can be indexed by certain Young Tableaux, whose partition determines the dimensions of intersections of the chosen subspace with the standard complete flag. For ...

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### Alternative bases of symmetric polynomials in cohomology ring of flag varieties and coinvariant algebras

$\DeclareMathOperator\Fl{Fl}$It is known that $H^*(\Fl(m)) \cong R^{\mathbb Z}(m)$, where $\Fl(m)$ denotes the variety of complete flags in $\mathbb C^m$, and $R^{\mathbb Z}(m)$ is the coinvariant ...

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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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### Commuting matrices and cyclic modules

Let $A, B\in M_n(\mathbb{C})$ be matrices that commute. We suppose that there exists a vector $v\in\mathbb{C}^{n}$ such that $(\mathbb{C}[A,B]).v$ generates $\mathbb{C}^{n}$. We call such a pair a ...

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### Peterson's quantum cohomology of G/P lectures

Dale Peterson famously gave a series of lectures on the quantum cohomology of flag varieties $G/P$ at MIT in 1997. These lectures are often cited in subsequent papers by other authors on the subject (...

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### Polynomiality of the equivariant Euler characteristic of a sheaf tensored with a standard line bundle on the flag variety

Let ${\mathcal B}=Fl(V)$ be the variety of complete flags in an $(m+2n)$-dimensional vector space $V$ over $\mathbb C$. Then we have the standard line bundles $\mathcal{O}(\lambda)$ on $\mathcal B$ ...

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### Frobenius pushforward of an equivariant tautological bundle on the flag variety

Let $m,n$ be nonnegative integers. Let $k$ be a field of positive characteristic. Let the vector space $V$ over the field $k$ have basis $e_1,...,e_{m+n}, f_1,..., f_n$. Let $k^*$ act on $V$ by $t \...

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### When the Littlewood-Richardson rule gives only irreducibles?

Given the famous Littlewood-Richardson rule, in terms of Schur polynomials:
$$s_\mu s_\nu=\sum_\lambda c^{\lambda}_{\mu\nu} s_\lambda,$$
is there a classification of the cases where the LR ...

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### CW-structure on flag manifolds

I want to apologize in advance if my question is too elementary as I am not an expert in Lie theory. I have posted it before on stackexchange without receiving an answer.
Let $G$ be a compact Lie ...

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### Visualizing the affine Bruhat decomposition for $\operatorname{SL}_2$

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\newcommand\Fl{\mathcal{F}\!\ell}
\newcommand\numC{\mathbb{C}}
\newcommand\numZ{\mathbb{Z}}
\newcommand\ringO{\mathbb{O}}
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### An involution defined on the intersection of opposite Schubert cells in real full flag manifolds

Let $F_n$ denote the full flag manifold consisting of all complete flags in $\mathbb{R}^n$. For the standard basis $\{ e_1,\dots,e_n\}$ of $\mathbb{R}^n$, denote the standard opposite flags:
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### Description of the generalized grassmannians and flag varieties (parabolic quotients) associated to the exceptional groups

If $G$ is a classical semisimple algebraic/Lie group over an algebraically closed field (maybe just say $\mathbb{C}$), viꝫ. $\mathit{SL}_n$, $\mathit{SO}_n$, $\mathit{Sp}_n$ (isogenies irrelevant here)...

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### Your favourite alternative proof of Borel–Weil–Bott

There is a really nice proof of Borel–Weil–Bott, essentially using parabolic induction (see Proof of Borel-Weil-Bott Theorem, Lurie - A proof of the Borel–Weil–Bott theorem or Demazure - A very simple ...

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### Counting fixed points on flag variety and Deligne-Lusztig functors

Let $G=GL_n(q)$ be the general linear group over $\mathbb{F}_q$ and $T$ be the torus of diagonal matrices. We also pick a Levi subgroup of the form $L=GL_{n_1}(q)\times GL_{n_2}(q) \times \cdots \...

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### Restriction of a line bundle on $G/B$ to a fibre which is isomorphic to $\mathbb{P}^1$

Let $G$ be a reductive group over a field $k$ of characteristic zero with maximal split torus $T$, Borel $B \supset T$ and Weyl group $W$. Set $X:=G/B$ and $C_w:=BwB/B \subset X$ for $w \in W$ the ...

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### On the higher-dimensional Berry-Robbins problem

Let $C_n(\mathbb{R}^d)$ denote the configuration space of $n$ distinct points in $\mathbb{R}^d$, say $\mathbf{x}_1, \ldots, \mathbf{x}_n$. The symmetric group $\Sigma_n$ acts on $C_n(\mathbb{R}^d)$ ...

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### Character which defines canonical bundle on flag variety

Let $G$ be a reductive group over a field $k$ of characteristic zero with maximal split torus $T$ and Borel $B \supset T$ defining a set of simple roots $\Delta$. Additionally let $\rho$ be the half ...

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### Tensor product of perverse sheaves on flag varieties

I am interested in computing tensor products of perverse sheaves on (partial) flag varieties. For a specific example - consider the product of the big projective on $\mathbb{P}^1$ with itself (This is ...

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### Fundamental representation bases and generalized minors

Let $G$ be a simple simpy connected complex algebraic group.
I was wondering if there is a clear relationship between the generalized minors (defined by Berenstein, Fomin and Zelevinsky) and bases of ...

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### Relation between flag varieties of Langlands dual groups

Let $G$ be a reductive algebraic group over $\mathbb C$ and let $G^\vee$ be its Langlands dual group. What are the precise relationships between the complete flag variety $X$ of $G$ and the flag ...

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### Flag variety as monoid and Schubert calculus

The lattice of linear subspaces in a vector space V can be provided with a structure of monoid by considering the subspace generated by the union of two subspaces as the monoid operation.
When looking ...

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### Schubert cells in G/P for reductive G

All literature on the Schubert cells of the generalized flag varieties $G/P$ ("generalized" here means that $P$ is an arbitrary parabolic) assumes that $G$ is a semisimple complex group. I ...

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### Are there six functors for twisted D modules?

Is there a notion of holonomic D module which admits the six functor formalism in the world of twisted D modules?
Recall that twisted D modules on $X$ are well-defined for any $T$ torsor $\tilde{X}\...

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### Homology of the free loop space of generalized flag varieties

Is it known whether for a generalized complex flag variety $X$ (that is, $G/P$ for a complex semisimple Lie group $G$ and a parabolic $P$), the homology of the free loop space $H_*(\Lambda X, \mathbb{...

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### Varieties in the $\mathit{GL}(V)$-module $S_{\lambda}V$

It is known that, given a complex vector space $V$ of dimension $\mathit{dim}(V)=n+1$, all irreducible representations for the group $\mathit{GL}(V)$ are parametrized by Young tableaux $\lambda$.
For ...

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### Isomorphism between $\operatorname{End}_0(E)$ and $\operatorname{End}_0(E')$ as Lie algebra bundles

This may be a stupid question.
I'm reading the paper "Automorphisms of moduli spaces of vector bundles over a curve" of Indranil Biswas, Tomas L. Gomez, V. Munoz (arXiv link). I have a ...

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### Containment of Bruhat cells on flag variety

This question was posted at MSE, but it did not receive any answer there.
Let $G$ be a connected semisimple algebraic group over $\mathbb C$, $X$ the flag variety of $G$, $B_0$ a Borel subgroup, $\...

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### Does the $K^1$-group of a complete flag variety vanish?

For $U(n)$ the Lie group of $n \times n$ unitary matrices, and $T^n$ its maximal torus subgroup, the homogeneous space
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U(n)/T^n
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### Is there a smooth $W_{G_2}$-equivariant map from the flag manifold of $U(4)$ to that of $G_2$?

The Weyl group $W$ of $G_2$, is a group of order $12$ which is generated by the subgroup of permutations of $e_1$, $e_2$ and $e_3$ and by by the element $\tau$ which maps $(e_1,e_2,e_3)$ to $(-e_1,-...

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### Union of Schubert cells being affine

Let $k$ be a field of characteristic zero, $G$ be a reductive group with a Borel $B$ and $\mathcal{F}:=G/B$ the associated flag variety. Let $W$ be the Weyl-group of G.
Then let $S \subset W$ and $Z=\...

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### Sheaf cohomology of the complement of a schubert variety

Let $k$ be a field, $d,n \in \mathbb{N}$ and denote by $Gr(d,n)$ the Grassmannian, which parameterizes the $d$-dimensional linear subspaces of $n$-dimensional $k$-vector space, considered as a ...

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### Multiplicative structure for sheaf cohomology of flag varieties

Let $F,F'$ be two locally free sheaves on a smooth complex algebraic variety. There is a cup-product $H^i(X, F) \otimes H^j(X,F') \to H^{i+j}(X,F \otimes F')$. In particular if $F$ is the sheaf of ...

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### Euler characteristic of a holomorphic homogeneous vector bundle

Let $G/B$ be a compact homogeneous complex manifold, and let $E = G \times_{\rho} V$ be a hololmorphic homogeneous vector bundle over $G/B$. Does there exist a presentation of the Euler characteristic ...

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### A "Dynkin diagram locality" property of flag varieties

For $n\ge 2$ consider the set of Plücker variables $X_{i_1,\dots,i_k}$ with $1\le k\le n-1$ and $1\le i_1<\dots<i_k\le n$ and the ring $R$ of polynomials in these variables (with complex ...

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### Flag manifolds as homogeneous Kahler manifolds

In this question it is asked if every flag manifold can be given the structure of a Kähler manifold. In the first answer it is written
Flag manifolds exhaust all compact homogeneous Kähler ...

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### De Rham cohomology of homogeneous spaces

Take a homogeneous space $K/L$, where $K$ and $L$ are compact lie groups. Denoting by $\Omega^*(K/L)$ its de Rham complex, which is a homogeneous vector bundle over $K/L$, and hence has a ...

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### Natural vector bundle on flag variety coming from the variety of nilpotent matrices of fixed rank?

Let $F$ be a field and $V$ be a $n$-dimensional $F$-vector space, then $\{A \in End(V) | A^2 =0, \operatorname{rank} A=k \}$ gives an algerbraic variety $\mathcal{N}_{n,k}$ over $F$. There is a ...

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### On some notations and notions of a paper on smoothness of Schubert varieties by Lakshmibai and Sandhya

I am reading the paper Criterion for smoothness of Schubert varieties in $\mathrm{Sl}(n)/B$ by V Lakshmibai and B Sandhya; Proc. Indian Acad. Sci. (Math. Sci.), Vol. 100, No. 1, April 1990, pp. 45-52. ...

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### Homogeneous space for intersection of subgroups

Suppose we have a Lie group $G$ and two subgroups $P_1$ and $P_2$. We can then study the homogeneous spaces $M_1=G/P_1$ and $M_2=G/P_2$, and bundles on these spaces associated to representations of $...

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### Relative position on flag variety

Let $G$ be a semisimple algebraic group over $\mathbb{C}$. Consider the $G$ diagonal action on $G/B \times G/B$, the orbit is indexed by $W$, the Weyl group of $G$ by Bruhat decomposition. There is a ...

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### Embeddings of flag manifolds

Consider the flag manifold $\mathbb{F}(a_1,\dots,a_k)$ parametrizing flags of type $F^{a_1}\subseteq\dots\subseteq F^{a_k}\subseteq V$ in a vector spaces $V$ of dimension $n+1$, where $F^{a_i}$ is a ...

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### Irreducibility of Gelfand-Serganova strata

To keep the notations simple I'll restrict my attention to the complete flag variety although the question should be equally valid for partial flag varieties. Consider $G=SL_n(\mathbb C)$ with Borel $...

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### Closures of torus orbits in flag varieties

Consider the Lie group $G=SL_n(\mathbb C)$ with Borel subgroup $B$ and maximal torus $T\subset B$. I'm interested in the (Zariski) closures of $T$-orbits in the flag variety $F=G/B$.
Now, as far as I ...

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### Equivalence of complex structures on flag manifold

Let $G$ be a compact Lie group and $T$ a maximal torus of $G$. One way to construct a complex structure on $G/T$ is to choose a nilpotent subalgebra $\mathfrak{n}^+$ corresponding to some choice of ...

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### Degree of hypersurfaces and flag varieties

In the book Discriminants, Resultants, and Multidimensional Determinants of Andrei Zelevinsky,M.M. Kapranov and Izrail' Moiseevič Gel'fand, the authors give the following definition of degree of a ...

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### Degeneration of coadjoint orbits

Let $X$ be a projective manifold and we have a degeneration of fibers such that they are biholomorphic to coadjoint orbits, i.e, $X\to \Delta$ , and fibers $X_t$ are biholomorphic to coadjoint orbits ...

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### Number of Generators of the Cohomology Ring of the Grassmannians

For complex projective space, its cohomology ring has $1$ generator. Extending up to the first Grassmannian which is not a projective space, that is, Grass$(4,2)$, a direct investigation shows that it ...

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### Algebra Invariants of Schubert Calculus

For the Grassmannian Gr[N,k] of $k$-planes in $\mathbb{C}^N$, the cohomology ring $H^*(Gr[N,k])$ is a much studied object in an area called Schubert calculus. As a complex algebra, $H^*(Gr[N,k])$ is ...

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### Schubert calculus expressed in terms of the cotangent space of the Grassmannians

Let $T^*_{\mathbb{C}}(Gr_{n,r})$ denote the cotangent space of the Grassmannian of $r$-planes in $\mathbb{C}^n$. Moreover, let $\Lambda^\bullet$ denote the exterior algebra of $T^*_{\mathbb{C}}(Gr_{n,...

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### Reference Request: Neighbor-avoiding sets of flags

Let $K$ be a finite field and $\mathcal{F}$ the set of full flags in $K^n$, i.e. $\mathcal{F}$ consists of chains of subspaces
$$0 < V_1 < V_2 < V_3 < \ldots < V_{n-1} < K^n$$
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