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### On a criterion for rational-smoothness of Schubert varieties and an ambiguity of the taking the ambient Algebraic group to be simply connected or not

In the paper: Pattern Avoidance and Rational Smoothness of Schubert Varieties, Sara C. Billey, Advances in Mathematics 139, 141-156(1998), https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/...
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### In Type $A$, if the Bruhat graph of an element $w$ in the Weyl group is regular, then to show that $l(w)=$ # $\{\alpha \in R^+| s_{\alpha} \le w\}$

I am trying to prove that for type $A$ , rational smoothness of Schubert varieties implies smoothness. So suppose we are in Type $A_{n-1}$, so let $G=Sl(n,\mathbb C)$, $B=$ the group of upper ...
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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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### 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 Schubert cells be defined, set theoretically, by less equations then the standard ones?

Let $V = \mathbb{C}^n$ with basis $e_1,\dots,e_n$, and $U = \langle e_1,\dots,e_k\rangle$. Let $$\Sigma(U)=\{\sigma\in Gr(V,2)\mid \sigma\in U \}$$ be the Schubert cell of $2$-planes contained in $U$....
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### Non-generic intersections of Schubert varieties?

Let $G$ be a linear algebraic group, $B$ a Borel subgroup, $P$ a parabolic subgroup containing $B$, and $W$ the Weyl group. For $w \in W$, the Schubert variety $X_w^P$ is the closure of the Schubert ...
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### Schubert varieties and Young diagrams

In his book Young Tableaux, Fulton asserts, in Exercise 9.4.18 on p. 152, that the Schubert variety $\Omega_{\lambda}$ is defined by the conditions $\text{dim}(V \cap F_{n+i- \lambda_{i}}) \geq i$ for ...
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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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### Parametrization of Schubert varieties in isotropic Grassmannians by partitions

Let $X=\mathbb{G}_Q(l,p)$ be the isotropic Grassmannian, where $l\leq p-2$. Let $q=p-l$. Let $W^P$ be the set of minimal length representatives. Let $\tilde{\mathcal{Q}}(l,p)$ be the set of partition ...
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### Is the upper boundary of a Schubert variety Cartier?

On $G/B$, the divisor $\bigcup_\alpha X_{r_\alpha}$ is Cartier (where $X_w := \overline{B_- w B}/B$, and $\alpha$ varies over simple roots), not least because $G/B$ is smooth. Is the same true for ...
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### Looking for a canonical (matroid polytope) subdivision of the hypersimplex

A matroid polytope is the convex hull of the indicator vectors of the bases of a matroid, and a matroid polytope subdivision (MPS) is a polyhedral subdivision of a matroid polytope whose cells are ...
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### Are Schubert varieties for Kac-Moody groups cut out by linear equations?

Let $G$ be a reductive group, and let $X$ be a partial flag variety for $G$. Then it is known that for any projective embedding of $X$, that the equations scheme-theoretically cutting out a Schubert ...
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### Bruhat order and Schubert cycles

I am looking for a good (textbook) reference for the basic fact (due to Chevalley) that for every semisimple Lie group $G$ (without compact factors) with Weyl group $W$, the Bruhat order on $W$ ...
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### How to make Schubert calculus into a Hopf (actually a PCH) algbera?

The parallels between the formulas in Schubert calculus and in the theory of the representations of symmetric groups (par Geissinger-Zelevinsky) are so apparent (e.g. Giambelli formula), that one must ...
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### A cohomology computation request.

The short: Let $X= \{(x,y,z) \in \mathbb{C}^* \times \mathbb{C} \times \mathbb{C} \, |\, yz-x\neq 0\}$ Compute $H^*_c(X)$ (say with $\mathbb{C}$-coefficients). The long: Unless I messed something ...
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### “Degree” of a Fano Scheme of a projective variety

Consider subschemes $F$ of the Grassmannian $\mathbb{G}(k,n)$ satisfying the condition that each point of $\mathbb{P}^n$ is contained in only finitely many of the $k$-planes in $F$. Does this give us ...
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### Schubert varieties which admit small resolutions of singularities

I am looking for an (incomplete) list of partial flag varieties for which all Schubert cells admit small resolutions of singularities. This is interesting, for many reasons. My motivation is, that a ...
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### Minimal relative Schubert modules

I am trying to better understand the definition of certain objects called minimal relative Schubert modules. My primary reference is Chapters 1 and 2 of Wilberd van der Kallen's Lectures on Frobenius ...
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### Schubert varieties of flag variety , perverse sheaves

The set of Schubert varieties in a flag variety is in one-to-one correspondence with elements of the Weyl group via left cells. There is also some relation between products of Schubert varieties and ...
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### Do Richardson varieties have rational singularities in arbitrary characteristic?

The title basically asks the question. I'll review the relevant terminology and explain what I have and haven't found in the literature. Let $G$ be a reductive group. Let $v \leq w$ be elements of ...
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### Can we see the geometric realization of $U_q(sl_2)$'s relations as Schubert Conditions?

In Nakajima's Geometric construction of algebras(pages 3-7), he uses the subalgebra of the convolution algebra of $Gr(k^N)\times Gr(k^N)$ invariant under $GL_N$ action to construct $U_q(sl_2)$. To do ...
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### Expository treatment of Schubert Cells Paper

I was wondering about the paper by Bernstein, Gel'fand, and Gel'fand on Schubert Cells. This paper is fairly old(and often cited) so I figured someone must have represented this material. In ...