# 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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### Reference request: Détailed explanation why the Grassmannian scheme represents the Grassmannian functor

Similar questions have been asked on this site, including by myself, but none of these have been given a satisfying answer.
The question is: Why does the Grassmannian scheme represent the Grassmannian ...

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### Definition of tautological vector bundle [closed]

Could you please give a detailed definition (or construction)of tautological vector bundle of Grassmannian over arbitrary base scheme? Thank you in advance!

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### Jumping conics in Grassmannians

Let $Gr(1,n)$ be the Grassmannian of lines in $\mathbb{P}^n$, and $f:\mathbb{P}^1\rightarrow Gr(1,n)$ a morphism of degree two. The pull-back $f^{*}S$ of the tautological bundle $S$ on $Gr(1,n)$ ...

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### 3-secant lines of a projective curve

Consider a smooth projective curve $C\subset\mathbb{P}^n$. Let $G(1,n)$ the Grassmannian of lines of $\mathbb{P}^n$. The variety $S_2(C)\subset G(1,n)$ parametrizing lines that are secant to $C$ (i.e.,...

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### number of maxima, minima, and saddle points on a Grassmannian

I have a positive, smooth function on a Grassmannian. I am wondering whether there exists any relation between the numbers of maxima, minima, and saddle points. At least on a 2-sphere, we have the ...

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### Sheaf cohomology of Grassmannian G(2,4) with values in twisted tautological bundles over an arbitrary field

Let k be an arbitrary field. Let $G(2,4)_k$ be the Grassmannian of 2-planes in 4-space over that field. Let $\mathcal{E}$ be the tautological quotient bundle on the Grassmannian. I am trying to ...

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### Grassmannian cluster algebra of infinite type has no trees in its mutation class

The question is why the statement in the title is true (is it?).
To elaborate, recall that Grassmannian cluster algebra, according to Scott`s paper Grassmannians and Cluster Algebras, is the cluster ...

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### What's known about the matroid induced by the Plücker coordinates of the representation of a matroid?

Let $M$ be a linear matroid with ground set $E$ and independent subsets $\mathcal I$, represented by $\rho: E \rightarrow V$.
This induces a map
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\hat\rho: \mathcal I \rightarrow \mathbf P(\Lambda V)...

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### Smoothness of moduli spaces of stable maps

If $X$ is a projective variety the moduli space of stable maps $\overline{M}_{0,0}(X,\beta)$ is a normal variety with finite quotient singularities.
Can the pairs $(X,\beta)$ such that $\overline{M}_{...

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### Unitary orbits on the Grassmann manifold of 2-planes in complex affine space

The unitary group, $U(n)$, acts transitively on the Grassmann manifold $X = Gr(2, C^n)$. The isotropy group is $H = U(2)\times U(n-2)$, i.e. the group elements leaving some $x$ fixed. What are the ...

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### Finding the decorated permutation of a non-reduced plabic graph

This is a question about Postnikov's theory of positroids and plabic graphs. The short version is
If we have an non-reduced plabic graph $G$, how do we look at the alternating strands and read off ...

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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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### Describe $\mathcal{N}_{G(\mathbb{P}^1,\mathbb{P}^k)\mid G(\mathbb{P}^1,\mathbb{P}^n)}$ [from MSE]

Note: This question came from MSE, but since I've received some useful observations I posted it here. Post on MSE
Consider $1 \leq k < n$ positive integers, and denote by $G(\mathbb{P}^k,\mathbb{P}...

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### Groups that act transitively on $\mathrm{Gr}(k,\Bbb R^n)$ but not transitively on $\mathrm{Gr}(k+1,\Bbb R^n)$

Is it known for which $n, k\in\Bbb N$ there exists a matrix group $\Gamma\subseteq\mathrm{GL}(\Bbb R^n)$ that
acts transitively on $\mathrm{Gr}(k,n)$, i.e., on the $k$-dimensional subspaces of $\Bbb ...

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### Cohomological behavior of the embedding $Gr(3,5)\to Gr(3,6)$

The following question is particularly interesting for me:
Does the natural map $Gr(3,5)\to Gr(3,6)$ induce a surjection
$$H^4(Gr(3,6),\mathbb{Z})\to H^4(Gr(3,5),\mathbb{Z})?$$
Here $Gr(k,n)$ means ...

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### The locus of lines intersecting with another fixed line on a Fano threefold

Let $Y$ be an index $2$, degree $5$, Picard number $1$ Fano threefold, i.e $Y$ is a linear section of Grassmannian $\operatorname{Gr}(2,5)$. Let $\Sigma(Y)$ be the Hilbert scheme of lines on $Y$, it ...

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### Subgroup of $PGL(n(n-1)/2, \mathbb K)$ preserving the grassmannian $Gr(2, n)$

How can we determine the subgroup of $PGL(\wedge^2 \bar{\mathbb Q}^n)$ which preserves the grassmamnnian $Gr(2, n)$ embedded as a projective variety in $\wedge^2(\bar{\mathbb Q}^n)$ via the Plucker ...

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### Distance of two points in Grassmannian using Plücker coordinate

Let $G(q,D)$ be the Grassmannian of $q$-dimensional vector spaces in $\mathbb{R}^D$, where $q \le D$ are positive integers. In the paper, a distance between two points of $G(q,D)$ are defined as ...

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### Projective group of Plucker quadric over the reals

A somewhat elementary question but seemingly difficult to find a suitable reference:
Consider the six-dimensional real space $\wedge^2(\mathbb R^4)$ with basis $e_i \wedge e_j \ (i < j)$ where $...

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### Grassmannian of vector bundles with determinant being a square

I want to find a classfying space of vector bundles of rank $n$ generated by its global sections with determinant being a square of a line bundle. Stating in a formal way, suppose $X$ is a scheme, ...

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### Multiplication formula in Grassmannian cluster categories

Grassmannian cluster categories are studied in A categorification of Grassmannian cluster algebras and Cluster categories from Grassmannians and root combinatorics. The category $CM(B_{k,n})$ of Cohen-...

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### Confusion over spin representation and coordinate ring of orthogonal Grassmannian

This is a copy from MSE where the question did not attract much attention.
I'm working over $\mathbb{C}$ here. Let $G=\mathrm{SO}(2n+1)$ be the odd orthogonal group, and $P$ be the maximal parabolic ...

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### Hilbert series of special linear sections of Grassmannian $Gr(2,n)$

Consider the Grassmannian $\operatorname{Gr}(2,n)$. I want to know Hilbert series of $H_1 \cap H_2 \dots \cap H_m \cap \operatorname{Gr}(2,n)$ in the Plücker embedding of $\operatorname{Gr}(2,n)$, ...

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### The group of global sections of the automorphism bundle of the tangent bundle on a Grassmannian

Let $X={\rm Gr}(k,n)$ denote the Grassmannian of $k$-dimensional subspaces in ${\Bbb C}^n$.
We regard $X$ as an algebraic variety over $\Bbb C$.
Let ${T_X} \to X$ denote the tangent bundle on $X$. For ...

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### What is the name of the real form corresponding to the quaternionic symmetric space?

Let $G$ be a compact simple Lie group. Choose a system of positive roots, and let $\mathrm{SU}(2) \subset G$ correspond to the highest root, and $\mathbb{Z}/2 \subset \mathrm{SU}(2)$ the centre. The ...

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### Parametrization of Plucker Equations for Grassmannian $Gr(2,n)$ by ordered quadruples

As David Speyer pointed out in a comment to this MO question, Number of Plücker relations for a Grassmannian,
'many people mean specific lists of relations when they say "the Plucker relations"'.
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### What is an orthogonal form?

I am reading the article: Algebro - Geometric applications of Schur S- and Q-polynomials
On page 179, they said about an orthogonal form $\psi$ on $W$. There is no definition of an orthogonal form on ...

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### Radon transform on complex Grassmannians

Let $Gr_{i,n}$ denote the Grassmannian of complex linear $i$-dimensional subspaces in the Hermitian space $\mathbb{C}^n$. Let $1\leq i<n/2$. Consider the Radon transform between space of functions ...

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### Is the representation of $GL_n(\mathcal{O})$ in functions on Grassmannian multiplicity free?

Let $\mathbb{F}$ be a local non-Archimedean field. Let $\mathcal{O}\subset \mathbb{F}$ be its ring of integers. Let $GL_n(\mathcal{O})$ be the (compact) group of $n\times n$ invertible matrices with ...

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### Generically intersecting Schubert cycles

I have a question about the the proof of Pieri's formula from Harris' and Eisenbuds's lecture "3264 and All That"on page 146. Before the proof we use this terminology (see page 139):
let $G=G(k,V)$...

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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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### Properties of a general element of the intersection of two Schubert cycles

We have the following lemma:
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Let $\Sigma_a(\mathcal{V}),\Sigma_b(\mathcal{W})$ be two Schubert cycles defined relative to transverse flags $\mathcal{V}$ and $\mathcal{W}$. If $\Lambda \in \...

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### Schubert cycles that intersect generically transversely

Let $\mathcal{V}= 0 \subset V_1 \subset \cdots \subset V_{n-1}\subset V_n=V$, $\mathcal{W}=0 \subset W_1 \subset \cdots \subset W_{n-1} \subset W_n=W$ be two flags. We say that $\mathcal{V}$ and $\...

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### Rank of matrices and secant varieties

Consider the Segre embedding $\mathbb{P}^n\times \mathbb{P}^n\rightarrow \mathbb{P}^N$, and let $S\subset\mathbb{P}^N$ be its image.
Then $rank(Z)\leq k$ implies that $Z\in Sec_k(S)$. Moreover if $Z\...

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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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### Maps between grassmannians with inclusion property

Edit: According to the comment of L. Spice I changed the inclusion sign to the subset sign.
Is there a continuous map $f:\mathbb{C}P^3 \to \textrm{Gr}_{\mathbb{C}}(2,4)$ with $x\subset f(x)$? What ...

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### On the diameter of left-invariant sub-Riemannian structures on a compact Lie group

Let $G$ be a compact connected Lie group with Lie algebra $\mathfrak g$ of dimension $m$.
We fix an inner product $\langle\cdot,\cdot\rangle$ on $\mathfrak g$.
We may assume (in case is necessary) ...

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### Cyclic shift acting on finite Grassmannian

The (twisted) cyclic shift $(v_1,v_2,\ldots,v_n) \mapsto (v_2,v_3,\ldots,v_n,(-1)^{k-1}v_1)$ acting on the Grassmannian $\mathrm{Gr}(\mathbb{C};k,n)$ of $k$-planes in $\mathbb{C}^n$ is an important ...

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### Canonical sheaf of Schubert cycles

Suppose we have a smooth subvariety $X\subset Gr(2,n)$ of a Grassmannian, that can be expressed as usual as a linear combination of Schubert cycles. I would like to obtain information on the canonical ...

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### Is it possible that the GHKK canonical basis for cluster algebras is the Lusztig/Kashiwara dual canonical basis?

Gross-Hacking-Keel-Kontsevich (https://arxiv.org/abs/1411.1394) constructed a canonical basis (the so-called “theta basis”) for a cluster algebra, at least assuming it satisfies a certain ...

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### Comparing two Riemannian metrics on Grassmannian

Let $G_r(n)$ be the real Grassmannian which is the collection of all $r$ dimensional subspace in $\mathbb{R}^n$ equipped with the usual invariant metric $g$.
Let $U_A\in\mathbb{R}^{n\times r}$ and $...

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### Homology of the free loop space of a Grassmanian

Is there any reference for calculation of the rational homology of the free loop space $H_*(\mathcal{L}Gr(k,n),\mathbb{Q})$ of a complex Grassmanian? More precisely, I am interested in computing ranks ...

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### Why are Lagrangian subspaces in a symplectic vector space interesting?

A subspace in a symplectic vector space could be one of two extremes: either symplectic (meaning the form is nondegenerate there) or Lagrangian. Or it could be something between the two, meaning a ...

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### Map of Grassmannians associated with a Veronese embedding

I'm quite sure this should be classically known, however I am not an expert on the topic and I was unable to find a precise reference in the huge literature concerning Veronese embeddings and ...

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### Linear subspaces in quadric hypersurfaces

Consider $H_1,H_2,H_3\subset\mathbb{P}^{2m+1}$ three general linear subspaces of projective dimension $m$.
Then there exists a quadric hypersurface $Q^{2m}\subset\mathbb{P}^{2m+1}$ containing $H_1,...

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### What is the $\mathbb{Z}_2$ cohomology of an oriented grassmannian?

Let $\operatorname{Gr}(k, n)$ and $\operatorname{Gr}^+(k, n)$ denote the unoriented and oriented grassmannians respectively.
The $\mathbb{Z}_2$ cohomology of the unoriented grassmannian is
$$H^*(\...

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### When can one continuously prescribe a unit vector orthogonal to a given orthonormal system?

Let $1 \leq k < n$ be natural numbers. Given orthonormal vectors $u_1,\dots,u_k$ in ${\bf R}^n$, one can always find an additional unit vector $v \in {\bf R}^n$ that is orthogonal to the preceding ...

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### another extremal property of regular polygons

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In 1984 S.D.Berman, a Soviet mathematician, ...

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### fiber of a map into Grassmanian

Suppose $R\subset K=K_0\supset K_1\supset K_2\supset...\supset K_{n-1}\supset K_n=\{0\}$ are all vector spaces with $\dim R\cap K_i=r_i$ where $r_i$ are some fixed numbers. Suppose $O\subset Gr(r_0,\...

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### Chebyshev-like Problem for Plucker Coordinates

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Let $n=2d+1$ be an odd integer, let $Gr(2,n)$ denote the Grassmmanian over $...