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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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Is the complement of an $\epsilon$-neighborhood an affinoid open polydisc in a flag variety?

$\newcommand{\rig}{\mathrm{rig}}$Let $K$ be non-Archimedean local field of characteristic zero with non-Archimedean norm $|\,\,|$ (assumed to be normalised), ring of integer $\mathcal{O}_K$ and $C$, ...
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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 this paper of Indranil Biswas, Tomas L. Gomez, V. Munoz (arXiv link). I have a problem in the proof of Theorem $5.3$. Let $X$ be a smooth projective curve ...
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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 $$ U(n)/T^n $$ is called the complete flag variety of order $n$. For the special ...
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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 $$0 < V_1 < V_2 < V_3 < \ldots < V_{n-1} < K^n$$ such ...
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Fubini--Study Orthogonality for Schubert Calculus

Consider the following points: $\bullet$ Let ${\cal Harm}(n,d)$ denote the harmonic forms of the de Rham complex of the Grassmannian $Gr_{\mathbb{C}}(n,d)$ with respect to the Riemannian metric ...
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Positivity of coefficients of a polynomial derived from Schubert polynomials

Let $W=\bigcup_{n=1}^\infty S_n$ be the union of all symmetric groups $S_n$. For an element $w\in W$, denote by $\mathfrak{S}_w$ the Schubert polynomial associated to $w$, and by $\partial_w$ the ...
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Partial Flag Varieties and Quotients of Symmetric Polynomials

$\def\Q{\mathbf Q}\DeclareMathOperator{\Gr}{Gr}$First, consider a Grassmannian $\Gr(k, N)$ of $k$-dimensional subspaces in an $N$-dimensional space. It is known that its cohomology ring is $$H_k=\Q[...
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Noncommutative cohomology of flag varieties

Consider the Grassmannian $Gr(n, N)$ of $n$-dimensional subspaces of $\mathbf C^N$. Its cohomology ring is isomorphic to $\mathbf C[x_1, \ldots, x_n, \bar x_1, \ldots \bar x_{N-n}]/I_{n,N}$, wherethe ...
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Counting block-equivalent permutations

Consider the group $\mathfrak{S}_n$ of permutations on the letters $\{1,2,\dots,n\}$. We say two permutations are b-equivalent, $\pi_1\,\pmb{\sim^b}\,\pi_2$, if one can be determined from the other ...
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Explicit description of the Lagrangian Grassmannian as a homogeneous space

Looking at this and this question about the Lagrangian Grassmannian, and its linked Wikipedia description as the quotient of $Sp(N)$ by the unitary group $U(n)$, I wondering what is the explicit ...
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Lagrangian Grassmannian as a Spin Manifold

I am trying to better understand this nice answer to a question of mine, which states Spin structures on a compact complex manifold $(M^{2n},J)$ are in bijective correspondence with isomorphism ...
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Combinatorics of the Cohomology Ring of the Lagrangian Grassmannians

The Lagrangian Grassmannian is an important example in symplectic geometry, see here or here for details. It shares many similarities with the ordinary Grassmannians (as one would expect from the name)...
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algebraic and topological K-theory of generalized flag manifolds

In the paper https://arxiv.org/pdf/math/9912153v1.pdf, the authors give the definition of "flag-like" varieties (Definition 5, pag. 13). They justify the choice of the name by saying (but not proving) ...
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Some intuition on the $SL_n$-module $V_{[1,1,...,1]}$

(This question highly overlaps with this and also this.) The irreducible ${\sf SL}_{n-1}$-module $V_{[1,1,\ldots,1]}$ is the one providing the minimal projective embedding $\mathbb{P}(V_{[1,1,\ldots,...
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