# Questions tagged [grassmannians]

Grassmannians are algebraic varieties whose points corresponds to vector subspaces of a fixed dimension in a fixed vector space.

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### Spherical functions in the space of functions on real Grassmannians

Let $G=O(n)$ be the orthogonal group. Let $K=S(O(k)\times O(n-k))$ be the subgroup of $O(n)$.
Then the pair $(G,K)$ is symmetric, and the homomogeneous space $G/K$ is the Grassmannian of $k$-...

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### Grassmannian containing tangent variety of a curve

We work over $k=\mathbb{C}$. We consider the
the Grassmanian $G(2,4)$ of lines in $\mathbb P^3$ which we embed
by Plücker into $\mathbb P^5$. It is basic that under this embedding
$G(2,4)$ is ...

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### Representations of $\mathrm{GL}_n(\mathcal{O})$ in functions on Grassmannians

$\DeclareMathOperator\GL{GL}\DeclareMathOperator\Gr{Gr}$Let $\mathbb{F}$ be a non-Archimedean local field. Let $\mathcal{O}$ be its ring of integers.
The natural representation of the group $\GL_n(\...

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### Permutation of a mixture of (anti)commuting variables and consistency issue regarding the sign

I asked a similar question in PhysicsSE but it seems more like a mathematical issue, so I post here in a more refined form.
I am not confident if the below description of the problem makes sense. ...

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### Derived pushforward of a Schur functor, and bounded derived categories of Grassmannians

Consider Grassmanianns over fields of characteristic zero.
Let $i : Gr_{k-1,n} \rightarrow Gr_{k,n+1}$ be the `direct sum' map between Grassmannians. By universal property of Grassmannian, this map ...

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### Trace map for universal bundle of Grassmannian

Let $G := G(k,V)$ denote the Grassmannian of $k$-linear subspaces in a $\mathbb{C}$-vector space $V$ of dimension $n$. Let $S$ denote the tautological bundle over $G$. There is a canonical map on ...

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### Étendue measure of the set of lines between two Euclidean balls

Let $d>0$ and $r_1,r_2>0$ such that $r_1+r_2 < d$. Consider two (say, closed) balls $B_1,B_2$ in $\mathbb{R}^m$ having radii $r_1,r_2$ and whose centers are at distance $d$. Let $C$ be the ...

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### Representations and action on Grassmannians

$\DeclareMathOperator\SO{SO}\DeclareMathOperator\Gr{Gr}$I came across a problem that could be formulated in term of Grassmannians, I would be very glad to have your opinion about it.
I have an ...

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### Zero loci of sections of wedge product of bundles

Let $V$ be a $\mathbf{C}$-vector space of dimension $n$, and consider the Grassmannian $G:=Gr(2, V)$ of 2-dim subspaces of $V$. Then we have the tautological subbundle $E\subset V\otimes \mathcal{O}_G$...

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### Grassmannian $\mathrm{Gr}(k, \pm \infty)$ in infinite dimension

$\DeclareMathOperator\Gr{Gr}$The Grassmnnian variety $\Gr(k,n)$ is the set of $k$-dimensional subspaces of $\mathbb{C}^n$. The coordinate ring $\mathbb{C}[\Gr(k,n)]$ is generated by Plucker ...

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### Understanding the relations without the knowledge of Plucker relations [duplicate]

Consider the grassmannian $\mathrm{Gr}(2,5)$. We know there is an embedding of $\mathrm{Gr}(2,5)$ into $\mathbb{P}^9$ by using the 10 Plucker coordinates, and they satisfy 5 Plucker relations. And, so ...

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### A question from Leon Simon's "Lectures on Geometric Measure Theory"

In a book I am reading (Leon Simon, Lectures on Geometric Measure Theory) at some point the author claims that if a certain property $(P)$ holds for almost every $n$-plane $\pi\subset \mathbb{R}^{n+k}$...

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### Is the appearance of Schur functions a coincidence?

The Schur functions are symmetric functions which appear in several different contexts:
The characters of the irreducible representations for the symmetric group (under the characteristic isometry).
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### Expected value of the projective metric between random orthogonal Stiefel matrices in $\mathbb{R}^{N \times k}$ equals $1 - \frac{k}{N}$

This is a cross-post from this other question that I asked ~1 month ago in the mathematics forum, with no reaction. I am still stuck on this, looking for references or approaches to proofs. I hope I ...

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### Representation-theoretic interpretation of double Schur polynomials

The Schur polynomials
$$s_\lambda(x_1, \ldots, x_n) = \frac{|x_i^{\lambda_j+n-j}|_{1\le i,j\le n}}{|x_i^{n-j}|_{1\le i,j\le n}}$$
naturally appear as polynomial representatives for Schubert classes in ...

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### The conditions to determine whether multivector $\Lambda\in\wedge^k V$ is decomposable

In Section 5, Chapter 1 of the famous book "Principles of algebraic geometry" by Griffiths and Harris, there are two equivalent conditions to determine whether a multivector $\Lambda\in\...

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### Quadric contain tangent variety of a curve in $\mathbb{P}^5$

Let $Q^4 \subset \mathbb{P}^5$ a smooth quadric over $\mathbb{C}$
which is via Pluecker map isomorphic
to Grassmannian of lines $\mathbb{G}(1,\mathbb{P}^3)$
in $\mathbb{P}^3$.
Consider following ...

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### Ideals whose alebraic variety is a singleton

I do not work in algebra, so i apologize in advance if there are some unclear/wrong sentences. Let us consider the ring $\mathbb{C}[X_1,\ldots,X_q]$ of polynomials in $q$ variables. For an ideal $I$ ...

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### Image of $H^0(C,\omega_C-x)$ in $G(g-1,H^0(C,\omega_C))$

Let $C$ be an algebraic curve over $\mathbb{C}$ and $\omega_C$ be its canonical bundle. We may assume that $C$ has genus $g\geq2$. Let $x\in C$ be an arbitrary point.
Question: What is the image of $...

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### Differential of a specific morphism to a Grassmannian

This is a problem that's been bugging me for some time, and therefore I've decided to ask it here. Let $X$ be a smooth projective (irreducible) variety over an algebraically closed field of ...

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### Universal hyperplane section and nondegeneracy of general hyperplane section

I have a question about Exercise 18.11 In Harris' book Algebraic Geometry, on page 231:
Give a proof of the nondegeneracy of the general hyperplane
section of an projective irreducible nondegenerated ...

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### The dimension of the Grassmannian cohomology ring $H^*(\mathrm{Gr}_{n,d})$ and the fundamental $\frak{sl}_n$-representation $V_{\pi_d}$

The vector space dimension of the cohomology group of the $2$-plane Grassmannian $\mathrm{Gr}_{2,n}$ is given by the number of tuples $(\lambda_1,\lambda_2)$ satisfying
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n - 2 \geq \lambda_1 \geq \...

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### Intersection of schubert varieties

Let $L_1$ and $L_2$ $\in$ $\mathbb{P}^4$ be two planes that intersect in exactly one point $Q$. Let $P_1 \in L_1$, $P_2 \in L_2$ points, such that $P_1 \neq Q \neq P_2$. Using the duality theorem, ...

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### How to perform this Gaussian matrix integral?

I'm reading this book The supersymmetric method in random matrix theory and applications to QCD. In page 302-303, the author calculate the following integral
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Z=\int d\psi \, dH \, P(H)\exp\left(-\...

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### Fundamental domain for two Grassmannians

Let $\pi_1, \pi_2$ be two $k$-dimensional subspaces of $\mathbb R^n$. Using elements of the orthogonal group $O(n)$, how much can we simplify $\pi_1, \pi_2$? Certainly there always exists $A \in O(n)$ ...

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### The geography of models of Fano varieties

This question aims to compute ${\rm Vol}(-K_X-tD)$ where $X$ is a $\mathbb{Q}$-factorial Fano variety of dimension $n$ and $D$ is a nonzero effective divisor on $X$. This volume is positive when $0\le ...

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### A Plücker coordinate matroid

Let $V$ be an $n$-dimensional vector space over a field $F$. Let
$\mathrm{Gr}(V,d)$ be the set (Grassmann variety) of all
$d$-dimensional subspaces of $V$. We can regard
$\mathrm{Gr}(V,d)$ as a subset ...

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### Relation between $3$-term Plücker relations and more than $3$-term Plücker relations

$\DeclareMathOperator\Gr{Gr}$Let $\Gr(k,n)$ be the Grassmannian variety of $k$-planes in an $n$-dimensional vector space. The coordinate algebra $\mathbb{C}[\Gr(k,n)]$ is generated by Plücker ...

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### Does the space of hyperplanes in the Grassmannian have a name?

A way of defining the Grassmannian $Gr(k,n)$ is to consider the space of $k\times n$ matrices mod $GL(k)$ transformations on the rows. I'm interested in the space of $k\times 2n$ matrices mod $GL(k)$ ...

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### Non-trivial extension and tangent bundle isotropic Grassmannian

Let $V$ be a $2n$-dimensional vector space endowed with a nondegenerate skew-symmetric form $q:V \to V^\vee$. We define the isotropic Grassmannian to be
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X:=G_q(k,V)=\left\{[W] \in \mathbb P \left( \...

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### Reference request & more: compute vector bundles for homogeneous $G$-varieties

We work over the field of complex numbers $\mathbb C$.
Let $G$ be a simple linear algebraic group and let $P,Q$ be standard maximal parabolic subgroups of $G$ containing the same Borel subgroup $B$. ...

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### Generalize spinor bundles over orthogonal Grassmannians

We will work over $\mathbb C$ and the notation will be coherent with the paper of Ottaviani (see [Ott]).
Consider a $n$-dimensional quadric hypersurface $Q_n \subset \mathbb P^{n+1}$. We have ...

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### Transition maps between coordinate charts on the Grassmann manifold

Let $\mathbf{Gr}_{n,k}$ be the manifold of $k$-dimensional subspaces of $\mathbb{R}^n$, and let $\mathbf{col}$ be the map that takes a matrix in $\mathbb{R}^{n\times k}$ to its columnspace. The map
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### Riemannian geometry of Grassmannian bundles

The Grassmannian bundle of a vector bundle $E$ is a smooth manifold where each fiber over the base space is replaced by the Grassmannian (of specified rank) of the fiber. I am interested in defining a ...

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### Counting non-zero Gramians of Grassmanians over finite field

In case of $\mathbb{F}_{2}$, we can obtain the number of all reduced row echelon forms (so called Grassmannians) for some m$\times$n full rank matrices by the following gaussian polynomial,
$$
\binom{...

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### Is the Grassmannian of a Banach space an infinite dimensional manifold?

Grassmannian of complemented subspaces in a Banach space is a Banach manifold. This is explained for example in the thesis of Douady and is rather analogous to the finite-dimensional case.
I would ...

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### Product on cellular cochains of the real Grassmannian

The real Grassmannian $Gr(k,n)$ of $k$-planes in $\Bbb R^n$ admits a Schubert cell decomposition, with one cell for each Young diagram $\lambda$ of height $\leq k$ and width $\leq (n-k)$; the ...

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### A specific integration with Grassmann variables

I have recently read (for example, here) that this relation below is true
$$ \int dz \: e^{\frac{1}{2} \sum_{ij} z_i A_{ij} z_j} = Pf(\mathbf{A}),
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where $Pf(\mathbf{A})$ is the Pfaffian of an even ...

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### Given a subspace $U \subseteq S^d(V)$ of a particular form, does there always exist a complement of the form $S^d(W)$?

Let $V$ be a $\mathbb{C}$-vector space of dimension $N \geq 2$, let $d$ be a positive integer, let $l < N$ be a positive integer, and let $U \subseteq S^d(V)$ be a linear subspace of codimension $k=...

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### Given a subspace $U \subseteq S^d(V)$, does there always exist a complement of the form $S^d(W)$?

Let $V$ be a $\mathbb{C}$-vector space of dimension $N$, let $d$ be a positive integer, let $l \leq N$ be a positive integer, and let $U \subseteq S^d(V)$ be a linear subspace of codimension $k=\binom{...

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### What is the dimension of this subvariety of the Grassmannian?

Well, actually, what are the dimensions of the following two subvarieties of the Grassmannian. Let $N$ be a positive integer.
Let $V \subseteq \mathbb{C}^N$ be a linear subspace of dimension $N-k$ ...

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### Stability and simplicity of tangent sheaf of Grassmannian

Everything is over the complex numbers. Let $ X = \text{Gr}(k,n) $ be a Grassmannian variety and with tangent sheaf $ T_X $.
(1) Is $ T_X $ simple, i.e. is $\text{Hom} ( T_X, T_X) = \mathbb{C} $?
(2)...

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### What does $\mathbb E_V \max_{x \in V,\,\|x\|=1} x^T Ax$ evaluate to when $V$ is random $k$-dim suspace of $\mathbb R^n$ and $A$ is fixed psd matrix?

Let $G_{k,n}$ be the grassmannian of $k$-dimensional vector spaces of $\mathbb R^n$. By the Courant–Fisher characterization, the $k$th largest eigenvalue of an $n \times n$ psd matrix $A$ is given by
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### Extensions for a short exact sequence on Grassmannians

$\DeclareMathOperator\Sym{Sym}\DeclareMathOperator\Ext{Ext}$Let us consider a $n$-dimensional complex vector space $V$ and denote by $G(k,n)$ the Grassmannian of $k$-planes in $V$. We use the ...

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### Projectivization of the normal bundle of $\mathbb P^4$ in the 10-spinor variety

Let $X=S_{10} \subset \mathbb P^{15}$ be the 10-dimensional spinor variety in its minimal embedding. Consider a $\mathbb P^4 \subset S_{10}$, hence we can define the normal bundle $N=N_{\mathbb P^4|S_{...

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### Generalized polynomials and a $4$-point cross-ratio function on the non-degenerate complex $4$-quadric

The Grassmannian $Gr_1(\mathbb{C}^2)$ is another name for $\mathbb{P}^1$. If one endows $\mathbb{C}^2$ with a complex symplectic form, or if one prefers (since this will allow us to generalize in ...

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### Dimension of the Grassmannian of lines of an hyperplane section

Let $X$ be an isotropic Grassmannian, $Pic(X)=\mathbb Z$ (for example $X$ is a projective space or a quadric hypersurface). Consider a global section $s \in \Gamma(X,L)$, where $L$ is the generator of ...

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### Globally generated sheaf arising from orthogonal Grassmannian

We will use the Grothendieck's notation, according to the book of Hartshorne.
Let us consider a finite dimension $\mathbb C$-vector space $V$, with a non-degenerate symmetric bilinear form $q:V \times ...

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### Vector bundle associated to orthogonal flag

Let $V$ be a $(2n+1)$-dimensional complex vector space endowed with a non-degenerate symmetric bilinear form $q:V\times V\to \mathbb C$.
Fix the notation:
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OG(n-1,n,V):=\{W_{n-1}\subset W_n\subset ...

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### Global sections of a vector bundle over $OG(2,7)$

Let us work over $\mathbb C$, using the Grothendieck projectivization $\mathbb P():=Proj(Sym())$.
Consider a $7$-dimensional vector space $V$ endowed with a symmetric non-degenerate bilinear form $q:V ...