# Questions tagged [homogeneous-spaces]

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### How special are homogeneous spaces?

Let $M$ be a smooth finite dimensional manifold, how restrictive is it to require $M$ to admit a smooth action by a finite dimensional Lie group $G$?
Related questions/approaches: Of course we need $\...

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### Is the affine Grassmannian manifold a symmetric homogeneous space?

I am interested in the manifold of affine subspaces of dimension $k$ of $\mathbb{R}^n$, which can be viewed as the homogeneous space
$$ E(n)/(E(k)\times O(n-k)),$$
where $E$ refers to rigid motions ...

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### Statistical manifolds with trivial statistical structure after quotienting

A statistical manifold $(M,g,\nabla)$ is a Riemannian manifold with a torsion-free affine connection $\nabla$ such that $\nabla g$ is symmetric in all entries. Equivalently, there is a dual affine ...

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### Examples of group actions on statistical manifolds

A statistical manifold $(M,g,\nabla)$ is a Riemannian manifold with a torsion-free affine connection $\nabla$ such that $\nabla g$ is symmetric in all entries. Equivalently, there is a dual affine ...

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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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### The Hausdorff dimension of $F^+_{m,n}$ singular points

Let $G:=SL(m+n,\mathbb R)$ and $\Gamma :=SL(m+n,\mathbb Z)$ and $X:=G/\Gamma$.
(1) Let $M$ denote the set of all $m \times n$ matrices with real entries. A matrix $A \in M$ is called $\textit{singular}...

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### Picard group of $(SL(n)\times SL(m))$-orbits

Let $\mathbb{P}^N$ be the projective space of $n\times m$ matrices with complex entries modulo scalar. Consider the $(SL(n)\times SL(m))$-action on $\mathbb{P}^N$ given by $((A,B),Z)\mapsto AZB^{T}$. ...

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### Ergodicity of the action of $\operatorname{SL}(n,\mathbb R)$ on $\operatorname{SL}(n,\mathbb R)/\operatorname{SL}(n,\mathbb Z)$

$\DeclareMathOperator\SL{SL}$Let $G\mathrel{:=}\SL(n,\mathbb R)$ and $\Gamma\mathrel{:=}\SL(n,\mathbb Z)$. Consider the action of $G$ on $(G/\Gamma,\mu)$ by left translation, where $\mu$ is the Borel ...

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### Picard group of $\mathrm{GL}(n)$-orbits

$\DeclareMathOperator\GL{GL}\DeclareMathOperator\Mat{Mat}$Consider the general linear group
$$
\GL(n) = \left\lbrace
\left(\begin{array}{cc}
A & C \\
M & B
\end{array}\right) \text{ with } A\...

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### What is $f^*TX$ for a general morphism $f\colon\mathbb{P}^1\to X$?

Let $X$ be a projective homogeneous space over $\mathbb{C}$, i.e. $G/P$ where $G$ is a simple, simply connected linear algebraic group and $P$ is a parabolic subgroup. Let $f\colon\mathbb{P}^1\to X$ ...

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### Relation between reductive homogeneous spaces and reductive groups

To start, I would like to note that my background on Lie algebras is quite basic, so this question might be trivial when seen from a Lie algebra perspective, which I lack.
We have the concept of a ...

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### What is the orbit of the standard conformal structure on $S^2$ under $\operatorname{SL}(3,\mathbb{R})$?

$\DeclareMathOperator\SL{SL}\DeclareMathOperator\GL{GL}\DeclareMathOperator\PSL{PSL}$Consider the group $\GL_+(3,\mathbb{R})$ acting on $\mathbb{R}^3$. It induces an action of $\GL_+(3,\mathbb{R})/\...

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### Kronecker's theorem on diophantine approximation for $\mathrm{SL}_2(\mathbb{Z})$

Kronecker's theorem on diophantine approximation gives a criterium whether the orbit of a tupple ${\underline\alpha}=(\alpha_1,\ldots,\alpha_n)\in \mathbb{R}^n/\mathbb{Z}^n$ comes arbitrarily close to ...

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### Are invariant forms on homogeneous spaces necessarily closed?

Take a compact homogeneous space $G/K$, and a left $G$-invariant differential $k$-form $\omega \in \Omega^k(G/K)$. Will $\omega$ necessarily be closed? Might it even be harmonic when $G/K$ is endowed ...

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### About Countable Dense Homogeneous spaces (CDH) and strongly locally homogeneous spaces

I am new to the study of CDH topological spaces, I wanted to study basic examples of this type of spaces, for example I could understand the demonstration that $\mathbb{R}$ is CDH, using the Cantor ...

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### Bounded non-symmetric domains covering a compact manifold

This question is somewhat related to this other question of mine.
I was wondering which are the known examples of bounded domains $\Omega$ in $\mathbb C^n$ admitting a compact free quotient.
By a ...

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### The existence of a fiber sequence involving $\mathrm{Spin}(9)$ and $\mathrm{SU}(2)$

$\newcommand{\SU}{\mathrm{SU}} \newcommand{\Spin}{\mathrm{Spin}}$There is a fiber sequence $G_2\to \Spin(9) \to \Spin(9)/G_2$, and $G_2$ contains $\SU(3)$ as a subgroup. Is there a space (possibly a ...

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### Horizontal lift of fundamental vector field

Suppose $\theta\colon G\times M\to M$ is a transitive smooth left action of a compact Lie group $G$ on a manifold $M$ and $\pi\colon G\to M\cong G/K$ the corresponding smooth submersion for some ...

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### Rank 3 Lagrangian vector bundles on an elliptic curve

Let $k$ be an algebraically closed field of characteristic zero (feel free to assume $k= \mathbb{C}$) and $E$ an elliptic curve over $k$ with identity $P \in E(k)$.
I am interested in certain ...

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### Automorphism group of formally real Jordan algebras of hermitian matrices

It is well known that the automorphism group of exceptional Jordan algebra $\mathcal{h}_{3}(\mathbb{O})$ is the exceptional Lie group $F_{4}$. I am trying to understand the automorphism group of the ...

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### p-adic analogue of classification of irreducible Riemannian symmetric spaces?

For Riemannian symmetric spaces, we have a nice result that the simply-connected ones are products of irreducible symmetric spaces, of which we have a list of ten infinite families and some ...

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### Model geometry uniqueness

Let $ M $ be a compact connected manifold with
$$
M \cong \Gamma \backslash G /H
$$
where $G $ is a Lie group, $ H $ a compact subgroup, $\Gamma $ a discrete subgroup, and $ G/H $ is connected and ...

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### Separability of subspaces of homogeneous topological spaces

Let $\ X\ $ be a homogenous separable topological space (i.e. for every $\ x\ y\in X\ $ there exists a homeomorphism $\ f:X\to X\ $ such that $\ f(x)=y,\ $ and there is a countable dense subset of $\ ...

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### Geodesic sphere in the octonion projective plane

I am considering Laplacian eigenvalues of a geodesic sphere in the octonion projective plane and I would like to know the metric on a geodesic sphere.
Does the metric on a geodesic sphere in the ...

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### Is a manifold paracompact? Should it be?

We will say that a Hausdorff topological space $X$ is a smooth manifold if there is an open cover $(U_{\alpha})$ of $X$ and a corresponding collection of homeomorphisms $\varphi_{\alpha} : U_{\alpha} \...

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### Is every homogeneous space Riemannian homogeneous?

A manifold $M$ together with a transitive $G$-action is always diffeomorphic a quotient $G/H$ for $H < G$ Lie groups. On the other hand, there might be a proper subgroup of $G$ that also acts ...

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### Euler Characteristic of $SL_m(\mathbb{C})/SO_m(\mathbb{C})$

As described in the title, what is the (topological) Euler characteristic of the homogeneous space $SL_m(\mathbb{C})/SO_m(\mathbb{C})$?

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### Octonionic Stiefel manifolds

The Stiefel manifolds are presented in this Wikipedia article
over the division algebras $\mathbb{R,C,H}$. In fact, they are presented as homogeneous spaces, respectively for the $A,B,C$,and $D$ ...

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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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### Coinvariant representative of homogeneous space cohomology

Given a compact homogeneous space $M = K/L$, consider its de Rham complex $(\Omega^*,d)$. Will every cohomology class $[\omega] \in ker(d)/im(d)$ contain a representative $\nu$ which is invariant with ...

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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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### Tight bound on spectral gap of compact homogeneous manifold?

This paper by Peter Li proves a bound on the spectral gap of the Laplacian on a compact homogeneous manifold of diameter $d$:
$$ \lambda_1 \ge c/d^2, $$
where $c=\pi^2/4$. Can this bound be ...

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### Infinitesimal description of homogeneous supermanifolds

Lie's third theorem says that if $\mathfrak{g}$ is a real, finite-dimensional Lie algebra, then there is a unique (up to isomorphism) simply-connected Lie group $G$ whose tangent Lie algebra is ...

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### Descending central extensions to homogeneous spaces

Let $G$ be a Lie group (finite dimensional or Banach), and let $H$ be a Lie subgroup (in the Banach case we assume that $H$ is a submanifold which is also a Lie group). Let $\text{U}(1) \rightarrow \...

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### The space of complex structure compatible with metric

Why the space of all complex structure on a $2n$-dimensional vector space which compatible with a positive definite metric is diffeomorphic to $ O(2n)/U(n) $ ?

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### Malcev's paper “On a class of homogeneous spaces” in English

I am struggling to find the English translation of Malcev's paper "On a class of homogenous spaces" providing foundational material for nil-manifolds. To be precise this paper: Malcev, A. I. On a ...

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### Volume of balls in homogeneous manifolds

Let $X=G/H$ be a homogeneous manifold, where $G$ and $H$ are connected Lie groups and assume there is given a $G$-invariant Riemannian metric on $X$.
Let $B(R)$ be the closed ball of radius $R>0$ ...

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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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### 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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### Invariant measures on locally compact homogeneous spaces

Edit: answered in the first comment. This turned out to be really easy, as the orbits of an open $\sigma$-compact subgroup yield a partition of $X$ into open $\sigma$-compact subsets.
Let $G$ be a ...

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### Homogeneity of a projective vector bundle

Let $M=G/K$ be a $G$-homogeneous manifold and suppose that $E\to G/K$ is a homogeneous (complex) vector bundle, i.e. it is defined by a representation $\phi : K \to \text{Aut(V)}$ for some complex ...

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### A homogeneous space that's not a fibre bundle

Let $G$ be a locally-compact group and $H$ a closed subgroup.
Let $X=G/H$ and let $\pi:G\to X$ be the projection.
We say that the projection $\pi$ is a fibre bundle, if for every point $x\in X$ there ...

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### Flag manifolds as incidence correspondences

Let $G$ be a reductive group, $B$ a Borel and $P_j$ the maximal parabolics, indexed by the vertices $j$ of the Dynkin diagram. Then $B = \bigcap_j P_j$, so the flag manifold $G/B$ injects into $\...

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### On a pair of continuous functions “connected” by continuous functions

Suppose $X,Y$ are topological spaces with $Y$ homogeneous and $f,g:X\to Y$ continuous such that there exist continuous functions $u,v:Y\to Y$ such that $$f = u\circ g \text{ and } g= v \circ f.$$
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### Conformally flat homogeneous spaces

Let's say we have a homogeneous space $H\backslash G$.
Is it possible to tell whether this homogeneous space admits a conformally flat metric just from its group structure?
I am particularly ...

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### Compact simply-connected homogeneous symplectic manifold

I was reading a paper in which the authors use the fact that any compact simply-connected homogeneous symplectic manifold has non-zero Euler characteristic. They prove it by quoting a theorem by ...

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### The isometry groups of flag manifolds

For any sequence of integers $0<n_1<...<n_k$, there is a flag manifold of type $(n_1, ..., n_k)$, which is the collection of ordered sets of vector subspaces of $R^{(n_k)}$ $(V_1, ..., V_k)$ ...

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### Classification of Euclidian-like Klein geometries in spirit of Erlangen program

All we know about Erlangen Program approach to geometry. The main idea is to consider Lie Group $G$ acting transitively on smooth manifold $M$ (e.g. nLab). I really like such style of thinking, but ...

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### Geodesics on hyperbolic surfaces whose closures have arbitrary Hausdorff dimension

Consider the geodesic flow on $X = \Gamma \backslash \text{PSL}(2,\mathbf{R})$, the unit tangent bundle of a hyperbolic surface, where $\Gamma$ is a lattice.
I have heard that, for any real number $\...

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### Has dynamics on $G/\Gamma$ ever been used to prove interesting things about $\Gamma$?

Fix a Lie group $G$ and a discrete subgroup $\Gamma \subset G$. Homogeneous dynamics is about studying the actions of subgroups $H \subset G$ on the quotient $G/\Gamma$.
Does anyone know of an ...