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Typo in a paper definition of Schubert cells?

In the paper "Quantum state transformations and the Schubert calculus" by Sumit Daftuar and Patrick Hayden (Annals of Physics 315 (2005) 80-122) on page 91, we have following notations: $A_r$ denotes ...
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Does anyone know of this manifestation of the Littlewood-Richardson coefficients for the complete flag variety?

This is the culmination of about 11 years of research but after I discovered it I found a proof that was extremely trivial, so I'm wondering if it's already known. Let $(a,b)$ with $a < b$ ...
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Proving Positivity for Schubert Calculus

In study of the cohomology ring of the Grassmannians, which is usually known as Schubert calculus, one usually deals with a distinguished basis known as the Schubert basis $\{\sigma_\lambda\}$. One of ...
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Coefficients of the monomials appearing in a Schubert polynomial

It is known that the coefficients of the monomials appearing in a Schubert polynomial are always positive. My question is: Is it always true that at least one such coefficient must be $1$? If that is ...
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Can we see the symmetry of the quantum Schubert polynomial of a point

Let $X=G/B$ be a homogeneous space and consider the quantization map $$ S_W\otimes\mathbb{C}[q]\to(S(\mathfrak{h})\otimes\mathbb{C}[q])/I_W^q\,, $$ where $S_W$ is the coinvariant algebra of the Weyl ...
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T-equivariant homology of affine Grassmannian

Let $G=SL_n$, denote the affine Grassmannian $Gr:=Gr_{G}=\mathcal{G}/\mathcal{P}$, where $\mathcal{G}=G(\mathbb{C}((z)))$ and $\mathcal{P}=G(\mathbb{C}[[z]])$. We know that $R:=H_*^T(Gr)\cong H_*^T(\...
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intersect a subvariety with a Schubert variety

Let $Y$ be an irreducible subvariety inside $Gr(r,n)$ (Grassmannian of $r$-plane inside $\mathbb{C}^n$) and $X_\lambda$ be a Schubert variety corresponding to $\lambda$. Assume that $codim(Y)+codim(X_\...
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Some Elementary Schubert Calculus Calculations

Here are some simple geometry problems I am unable to resolve to my satisfaction. I asked the question on Math Stack (https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/2713754/a-problem-in-elementary-...
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Number of bitangents to connected algebraic curve

Schubert showed that a plane algebraic curve of degree $d$ has at most $$ \tfrac{1}{2} d (d-2) (d-3) (d+2) = \tfrac{1}{2}d^4-d^3-\tfrac{9}{2} d^2 +9 d $$ bitangents (a.k.a., double tangents). And ...
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Question on a reduction in Kirillov's paper on positivity of divided difference operators

As the title says, my question is on a specific argument in Kirillov - Skew divided difference operators and Schubert polynomials (journal, MSN) on positivity of divided difference operators. I recall ...
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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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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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Concrete description of an exceptional minuscule variety

Let $G$ be a complete reductive Lie group. A simple root $\alpha$ is said to be minuscule if the multiplicity of the coroot $\alpha^\vee$ in $\beta^\vee$ is at most $1$ for all positive roots $\beta$. ...
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Counting cosets in the Quotient of Weyl groups

Let $\Sigma=G/P$ be a flag variety of type $A$,i.e. $G=SL_{n+1}$ and is a stabilizer of the partial flag $0 \subset V_{d_1}\subset \cdots\subset V_{d_r}\subset V_{n+1}$ of length $r$. Let $W$ be its ...
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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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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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Expected number of lines meeting four given lines or “what is 1.72…”

Given four random lines in $\mathbb{R}P^3$, how many lines intersect all of those lines? In the recent paper Probabilistic Schubert Calculus, Peter Bürgisser and Antonio Lerario discuss this question ...
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Applications of Schubert calculus

Schubert calculus is a venerable field in mathematics where the object of study is the cohomology ring of the Grassmannians. Since it has been around for over a hundred years one might wonder if any ...
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Pushforwards of higher-rank vector bundles on flags

Let $V \cong \mathbb{C}^3$ and let $\pi: Fl(V) \to \mathbb{P}(V)$ be the projection from the flag variety to the projective space (of lines) of $V$. Let $L \subset H \subset \mathbb{C}^3$ be the ...
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Quaternionic projective bundle in complex Grassmann bundle

"What is the fundamental class of the projective bundle of lines of a quaternionic bundle in the Grassmann bundle of 2-planes of the underlying complex bundle?" In Quaternionic projective space in ...
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Quaternionic projective space in complex Grassmannian

I would like to consider the quaternionic projective space $\mathbb{PH}^{n-1}\subset\mathbb{G}_2(\mathbb{C}^{2n})$ as a subvariety of the Grassmannian of complex 2-planes. For a real vector $e\in\...
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On the maximal powers of $q$ which arise in a quantum product

Let $X=G/P$ be a generalized flag variety (where $G$ denotes a connected, simply connected, semisimple complex linear algebraic group and $P$ a parabolic subgroup). In this paper by Fulton and ...
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Rank diagrams of permutations $w \in S_{m}$ in the study of complete flag varieties [closed]

I'm looking for some good references that may either prove or help to prove the following statement: Show that a matrix $r=(r_{pq})_{1 \leq p,q \leq m}$ defines a rank diagram for some pair of ...
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Cross between the nil-Hecke ring and the group ring of a Coxeter group

A Coxeter system $(W,S)$ has a set of generators $S=\{s_1,s_2,\ldots\}$ and the Coxeter group $W$ is determined by relations of the form $(s_is_j)^{m_{ij}}=1$ for some integers $m_{ij}$, where $m_{ii}=...
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Littlewood-Richardson rule for the complete flag variety: GapP complete?

The cohomology ring of a complete flag variety $X$ has a basis of Schubert classes $S_u$ for permutations $u$. Define the Littlewood-Richardson coefficient $c_{uv}^w$ for permutations $u,v,w$ to be ...
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Antichains defining facets of a certain cone

Let $(P,<)$ be a finite poset. Let $V$ be the free $\mathbb{R}$-vector space on $P \times \{0,1\}$; I'll write elements as sums of pairs of the form $(p,0)$ and $(0,q)$, so a general element is $$v ...
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expressing in terms of sum of (double) schubert polynomial

It is well known that Schubert polynomials form a basis for the polynomial ring $\mathbb{Z}[x_1,x_2,x_3,...]$. I am interested in knowing how to express a particular polynomial into sum of Schubert ...
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Coefficients of universal Schubert polynomials

Let $e_i^j$ be the elementary symmetric polynomial in $x_1,x_2,\ldots,x_j$. Then the ordinary Schubert polynomial has an expansion of the form $$S_u(x)=\sum_{i_1,i_2,\ldots,i_n}{a^{i_1,i_2,\ldots,i_n}...
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Schubert Calculus for the Full Flags

Almost all introductory texts on Schubert calculus discuss the Grassmannian case only. Does there exist a nice discussion of the full flag manifold case $SU(N)/T^{N-1}$? A low dimensional example ...
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Reference for restriction formula in terms of double Schubert polynomials

Everyone (that is, everyone who cares) knows that double Schubert polynomials represent Schubert classes in equivariant cohomology in type $A$. We also know that we can restrict Schubert classes to ...
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Reduction formula for Schubert polynomials

In my endless fiddling with formulas I discovered one that fills in the blanks in a generic formula I saw in a paper, but I'm wondering if maybe it's already known and the paper was just mentioning ...
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Most computationally efficient Littlewood-Richardson rule

There are many, many different versions of the Littlewood-Richardson rule: the original characterization via Yamanouchi words, Remmel's version, a description via the Poirier-Reutenauer bialgebra, the ...
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Product of a Schubert polynomial and a double Schubert polynomial

Let $S_u(x)$ be a Schubert polynomial and let $S_v(x;y)$ be a double Schubert polynomial. Then their product can be expressed in terms of the double Schubert polynomials as $$S_u(x)S_v(x;y)=\sum_w{c_{...
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Schubert Polynomials for Complex Projective Space

The Borel picture of the cohomology ring of a flag variety gives a description as a coset space, without identifying any representatives for the classes. Lascoux and Schützenberger gave specific ...
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cup-length of the first Chern class of complex grassmannian

Let $G_2(\mathbb{C}^{n+1})$ be the complex grassmannian. Then the cohomology ring $H^*(G_2(\mathbb{C}^{n+1});\mathbb{C})=\mathbb{C}[c_1,c_2]/(f_n,f_{n+1})$, where $f_k=\sum_{i=0}^{[k/2]}(-1)^{k-i}{{...
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Combinatorial proof of the Cauchy identity for double Schubert polynomials

The Cauchy identity for double Schubert polynomials states $$ \mathfrak{S}_w(x;-y) = \sum_{\substack{u,v \in S_n \\ w=v^{-1}u \\ l(w) = l(v) + l(u)}} \mathfrak{S}_u(x)\mathfrak{S}_v(y).$$ Is there a ...
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Littlewood-Richardson rule for Schubert polynomials

What is the current state of the problem of finding a combinatorial rule for multiplying two Schubert polynomials? Is the problem still open?
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Depth of Schubert cycles

For $a:a_1\geq \cdots\geq a_c$, let $\sigma_a$ be the corresponding Schubert cycle over $Gr(c,\infty)$. We say $a$ is of depth $k$ if $a_1-a_c=k$ ($c>1$). Let $a$ and $b$ be of depth $k_1$ and $k_2$...
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Upper bound for the product of Schubert cycles

Let $Gr(c,\infty)$ be the complex grassmannian of $c$-dimensional subspaces of the infinite dimensional complex space. Every finite dimensional grassmannian, $Gr(c,N)$, can be thought as a subspace of ...
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Fomin-Kirillov algebras and Schubert calculus

In Fomin, Sergey; Kirillov, Anatol N. Quadratic algebras, Dunkl elements, and Schubert calculus. Advances in geometry, 147--182, Progr. Math., 172, Birkhäuser Boston, Boston, MA, 1999. MR1667680 (...
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Combinatorics of Quantum Schubert Polynomials

Let $S_n$ be the symmetric group. Let $s_i$ denote the adjacent transposition $(i \ i+1)$. For any permutation $w\in S_n$, an expression $w=s_{i_1}s_{i_2}\cdots s_{i_p}$ of minimal possible length is ...
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Computing intersection of cycles on the product of Grassmannians/Deligne-Lusztig varieties

My collaborators and I are preparing an interesting manuscript where the computation leads to something related to what we believe to be in the area of Schubert calculus; but none of us knows much ...
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Where can I look up some Schubert calculus numbers?

I don't know much about Schubert calculus, but I would like to know all of the intersection numbers $$ \#(X_{w_1} \cap X_{w_2} \cap X_{w_3}) $$ where $X_w$ indicates a Schubert variety (maybe ...
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Schubert calculus, as lowbrow as possible

Starting in a week I'm going to be an instructor at a summer program for exceptionally mathematically talented high school students, and I'm going to be teaching a class on Schubert calculus. The ...
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Real schubert calculus

Studying real enumerative questions I noticed, that the even-even Schubert varieties of the real Grassmannian $Gr:=Gr_{2k}(2n,\mathbb R)$ behave analogously to the complex case. I call a partition ...
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Subspaces of End(V) that can fix any vector

Suppose V is a finite-dimensional vector space and I have a linear subspace of its endomorphisms $$W \subseteq \mbox{End}(V).$$ How can I easily check if every vector of $V$ is fixed by some element ...