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The Weyl group of a root system is a subgroup generated by reflections through the hyperplanes orthogonal to the roots.

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Reference request: Weyl group action on the power set of positive roots

There is a symmetric group action on the power set of positive roots in type A. The action is defined as follows. Denote by $\alpha_1, \ldots, \alpha_n$ be the set of simple roots in a root system. In ...
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Action of Coxeter element on mod $2$ root lattice is semisimple

Let $\Lambda$ be a simply laced root lattice and $w$ a Coxeter element of the Weyl group of $\Lambda$. Question: Is it true that the action of $w$ on the $\mathbb{F}_2$-vector space $\Lambda/2\Lambda$ ...
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Condition for a sum of images of fundamental dominant weights to lie on a wall

Let $\Delta$ be a system of simple roots in a root system with Weyl group $W$. For $\alpha\in\Delta$, let $\varpi_\alpha$ be the corresponding fundamental dominant weight. Let $w\neq r$ be elements of ...
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Tangent space of a curve isomorphic to $\mathbb{P}^1$ at a $T$-fixed point

Let $G$ be a reductive group defined over a field $k$ of characteristic zero, with maximal split torus $T$, Borel $B \supset T$ defining a set of simple roots $\Delta$. Furthermore denote by $W$ the ...
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Conjugation of root subgroups by the Weyl group

Fix a field $k$ of characteristic zero, and let $G$ be a connected reductive algebraic $k$-group of isotropic rank $\ge 1$. Fix a maximal $k$-split torus $S$, and let $\Phi_k$ be the relative root ...
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Two-sided cells, special nilpotent orbits and special representations

Let $\mathfrak{g}$ be a complex semisimple Lie algebra. This question concerns three classical objects of representation theory: the two-sided Kazhdan-Lusztig cells of the Weyl group $W$ of $\mathfrak{...
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Are there mathematical/physical applications of these Weyl equivariant maps?

Let $G$ be a compact Lie group and $T$ a choice of maximal torus. Denote the corresponding Lie algebras by $\mathfrak{g}$ and $\mathfrak{t}$. Elements of $\mathfrak{t} \otimes \mathbb{R}^3$ are called ...
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Name for an involution associated to a Coxeter element

Let $(W,S)$ be a finite Coxeter system, and $c \in W$ a Coxeter element. There is an involution $g\in W$ for which the involutive map $w \mapsto gw^{-1}g$ fixes $c$. Is there a standard name for this ...
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Description of Soergel modules

So this is asking a basic and/or stupid question (my apology and appreciation) about Soergel modules that comes out of exercises by me who knows little about the subject. Let $W$ be a finite Weyl ...
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Action of Weyl group on regions of Shi arrangement

This is an elaboration of a question which was aked on MO several years ago, which was unanswered but deleted by the question-asker. I hope it is okay to elaborate on a deleted question like this; for ...
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On $\Psi$-generating paths in the Bruhat order of a Weyl group

Let $W$ be a Weyl group with roots $R$ and positive roots $R^+$. Let $v\in W$ of length $r$. We call $\mathbb{m}=(\alpha_1,\ldots,\alpha_r)\in(R^+)^r$ a Bruhat path from $1$ to $v$ if $1\lessdot s_{\...
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Number of reduced decompositions of the longest element of the Weyl group

Let $R$ be a reduced root system, $W$ the associated Weyl group, and $w_0 \in W$ the longest element of $W$. In general $w_0$ admits more than one reduced decomposition into a product of reflections, ...
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Uniqueness in Mare combinatorics and bounds on Gromov-Witten invariants

Let $R$ be the root system of a Weyl group $W$. Let $\tilde{R}^+$ be the set of $B$-cosmall roots, i.e. the set of positive roots $\alpha$ such that $\ell(s_\alpha)=2\operatorname{ht}\alpha-1$. Based ...
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Fixed space of maximal torus and Weyl group

Let $G$ be a compact connected Lie group and $T\subset G$ a maximal torus. Let $V$ be a representation of $G$ and $U=\{v\in V: tv=v\textrm{ for all }t\in T\}$. For any $g\in N(T)$ we have for all $t\...
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Is there a smooth $W_{G_2}$-equivariant map from the flag manifold of $U(4)$ to that of $G_2$?

The Weyl group $W$ of $G_2$, is a group of order $12$ which is generated by the subgroup of permutations of $e_1$, $e_2$ and $e_3$ and by by the element $\tau$ which maps $(e_1,e_2,e_3)$ to $(-e_1,-...
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Kazhdan-Lusztig basis elements appearing in product with distinguished involution

My apologies if the below is too malformed to make sense. Let $(W,S)$ be the affine Weyl group of a reductive group $G$, and let $\{C_w\}$ be the Kazhdan-Lusztig $C$-basis (an answer in terms of the $...
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Carter Payne homomorphisms and reduced expressions

Let $G$ be an algebraic group and $W$ denote the underlying affine Weyl group. I will label representations of the principal block of $G$ by their alcoves, which in turn I label by the corresponding ...
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Weyl group stabilizer of semisimple element in adjoint group

Let $G$ be semisimple group over $\mathbb{C}$ of adjoint type. Let $T$ be a maximal torus, $s\in T$ semisimple element. Let $W$ be a Weyl group and $W(s)$ be a stabilizer of $s$ in $W$. I am ...
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Equivalence of categories between the loop algebra of $sl_{n+1}$ and the affine Weyl group of $GL_\ell(C)$

In this paper here, Theorem 4.9 page 18, Charri and Pressley are claiming that there exists an equivalence of Categories between certain categories of the Lie algebra $\tilde{ \mathfrak g}=\mathfrak{...
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Unicity of the BGG complex

A friend and I are writing a paper that uses the BGG resolution of $L(\lambda)$ (where $\mathfrak g$ is a semisimple complex Lie algebra, $\lambda \in P^+$ is a dominant integral weight, and $L(\...
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Do these Zariski-dense subgroups of complex Chevalley group have non-empty intersection with this Bruhat cell?

Let $G$ be a complex Chevalley group (not necessarily adjoint type) with $\operatorname{\mathbb{C}-rank}\geq2$ and let $H$ be a normal subgroup of $G(\mathbb Z)$ with a finite index (so $H$ is Zariski ...
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When does the Kazhdan-Lusztig polynomial $P_{x,w}(q)$ not vanish at $q=1$?

Let $\mathfrak{g}$ be a semisimple Lie algebra and $\mathfrak{h}$ be a Cartan subalgebra. For any $\lambda\in \mathfrak{h}^{*}$ let $M(\lambda)$ and $L(\lambda)$ be the Verma module and the simple ...
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Is one of the hyperplane partitions of a irreducible root system always generate the whole Weyl group?

Let $\Delta$ be a irreducible root system and $\Delta^+$ be its positive roots. We say a subset $\Delta^{\prime}\subset \Delta^+$ can generate the Weyl group if reflections of roots in $\Delta^{\...
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Can we have a nontrivial division of a irreducible root system as the union of two closed sub-root systems?

The question is related to this MO question. Let $(\Phi, E)$ be a irreducible crystallographic root system where $\Phi$ is the set of all roots and $E$ is the $\mathbb{R}$-span of $\Phi$. As in the ...
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The simple reflections of the Weyl group in $\operatorname{SO}_{2n}(\mathbb C)$

Let $W$ be the Weyl group corresponding to the maximal torus $diag(t_1, . . . , t_{n}, t^{−1}_n, . . . , t^{−1}_1)$ in a Borel group of $\operatorname{SO}_{2n}(\mathbb C)$. What are the matrices ...
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Can we have a nontrivial division of a irreducible root system as $\Phi=\Phi_{[\lambda]}\cup \Phi_{[\mu]}$?

Let $(\mathfrak{g},\mathfrak{h},\Phi)$ be a root system of a complex simple Lie algebra, where $\Phi$ is the set of all roots. For each $\alpha\in \Phi$, let $\alpha^{\vee}=2\alpha/(\alpha,\alpha)$ be ...
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Deodhar's inequality: when the equality holds?

Let $(W,S)$ be a Coxeter system, $T=\bigcup_{w\in W}wSw^{-1}$ and $\ell$ be the length function. It is well-known that one have the following Deodhar's inequality: Let $x\le y\le w$. Then $|\{r\...
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Diagonal automorphisms for twisted Chevalley groups

Let $G$ be a Chevalley group over a field $k$ of characteristic $0$. We know that a diagonal automorphism $\phi_h$ of $G$ is of the form $g\mapsto hgh^{-1}$, where $h\in \hat H$ and $\hat H$ ...
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Characterization of all $w$ in the Weyl group satisfying $w \geq w_l w_{l, \theta}$

Let $W$ be the Weyl group of a root system $\Phi$ with base $\Delta$ and system of positive roots $\Phi^+$. Let $S = \{ w_{\alpha} : \alpha \in \Delta \}$ be the set of simple reflections ...
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Bruhat order and positive roots made negative

Let $(\Phi, V)$ be a reduced root system with base $\Delta$ and Weyl group $W$. Let $\ell$ be the length function of $W$ with respect to the set of simple reflections $S = \{s_{\alpha} : \alpha \in \...
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Consequence of Lifting property of Bruhat ordering

I am reading the book: Anders Björner, Francesco Brenti --- Combinatorics of Coxeter Groups. I would like to know whether a variation of Corollary 2.2.8 is true. In other words, does the following ...
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Conjugacy classes of rational tori in Symplectic group

Rational conjugacy classes of Frobenius stable tori (in a finite group of Lie type) are in bijection with Frobenius-conjugacy classes of the corresponding Weyl group.When the group is the Symplectic ...
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Bruhat cell of a Coxeter element

If $G$ is a complex Chevalley group and $H\leq G(\mathbb Z)$ dense in $G(\mathbb C)$, can I find $g\in H$ conjugated in $G(\mathbb Z)$ to an element in the Bruhat cell $BwB$ where $w$ represent a ...
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Fake degrees: why coinvariant algebra and classical groups over finite fields?

Apologies if this is not research level math (in that it concerns well-known stuff), but I am having trouble tracking down sources that explain the following. References would be very appreciated. ...
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Nontrivial relations of the irreducible root systems

For the root system of the type $A_n$, the roots are $\alpha _{i,j}$, $1\le i\neq j\le n$, we have the nontrivial relations $(x_{i,j} (t), x_{j,k}(u)) = x_{i,k}(tu)$ if $i, j, k$ are distinct. ($x_{i,...
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Greatest element of ${}^IW$

Let $\mathfrak{g}$ be a finite dimensional complex semisimple Lie algebra with Cartan subalgebra $\mathfrak{h}$. Let $W$ be the associated Weyl group and let $\Phi$ be its root system. We write $\Phi^+...
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The growth of maximum elements for the reflection group $D_n$

Let's consider maximum coefficients in Poincaré polynomial (or growth series) for the reflection group (or Weyl group, or finite Coxeter group) $D_n$ as mentioned in A162206. The maximal numbers $M(n)$...
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Characterizing the big Bruhat cell of the universal Chevalley groups over $\mathbb C$

Is there a simple characterization of the big Bruhat cell of the universal (simply-connected) Chevalley groups over $\mathbb C$? For example, it is known that the Borel subgroup of $\mathrm{SL}_n(\...
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Weyl Group Action on Littelmann Paths

In his paper "Paths and Root Operators in Representation Theory," Littelmann gives an action of the Weyl group on the set of integral paths via $$ \tilde{s}_\alpha(\pi):= \begin{cases} f^n_\alpha(\pi)...
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Denominator identity for Lie superalgebras

Let $\mathfrak g$ be a basic classic simple Lie superalgebra. Fix a maximal isotropic subset $S \subset \Delta$ and choose a set of simple roots $\Pi$ containing $S$. Let $R$ be the Weyl ...
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Distance between Verma modules in certain "strongly" standard filtrations

On p. 128 of the book: Representations of Semisimple Lie Algebras in the BGG Category $\mathcal{O}$. I quote: "......Delorme arrives at vanishing criteria for Ext$^n(\mathcal{O})$ which are more ...
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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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Weyl Group Element $w$ fixing a root, and its presentation as product of simple reflections $w=s_1\dots s_n$

Let $\Phi$ be a root system and $\gamma \in \Phi$ a root. Let $W$ be the Weyl group and $\Delta$ a set of simple roots. Let $w \in W$ such that $w(\gamma)=\gamma$. Is it true that if $w=s_1\dots s_n$ ...
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Weyl theorem - possible corollary - alternative characterization of projective representation of $Z_N\times Z_N$

For an integer $N$, let $\omega=e^{2i\pi/N}$ and $A$, $B$ be the clock and shift operators: $A=\left(\begin{matrix} 1 & 0 & \cdots & 0 \\ 0 & \omega & \cdots & 0 \\ \vdots &...
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Coxeter groups generated by one finite conjugacy class

Let $(W,S)$ be an arbitrary Coxeter system. We consider the following scenario: Let $\mathcal{O}$ be a conjugacy class of an element $w$ in $W$ which is finite and which generates the whole group $W$....
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Two seemingly different definitions of a left cell

This is a question about two seemingly different notions of a left cell in a finite Weyl group and why they are the same. My question arose from reading a paper of W. McGovern titled "Left cells and ...
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Can the Weyl orbits of fundamental weights tell us the Cartan matrix?

Let $\mathfrak{g}$ be a complex semisimple Lie algebra, $\Delta$ its root system contained in $\mathfrak{t}^{\vee}$ for a Cartan sub-algebra $\mathfrak{t}$ of $\mathfrak{g}$. Let $W$ be its Weyl group....
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Associated subgroup of Weyl group

Let $\Phi$ be a root system. For a weight $\lambda\in\mathfrak{h}^*$, start by defining $ \Phi_{[\lambda]}:=\{\alpha\in \Phi \ | \ \langle \lambda,\alpha^{\lor}\rangle\in\mathbb{Z} \} $ and $ W_{[\...
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Coxeter group action on the product of root systems

Let W be a finite Coxeter group and $\Phi^+$ the set of its positive roots. The Coxeter group acts on $\Phi^+$ by $(w, \alpha) \mapsto w \cdot \alpha$ if $w \cdot \alpha \in \Phi^+$ and $(w, \alpha) \...
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odd positive roots of basic classical Lie superalgebras

In the Lie algebra case, positive roots are "almost ($S_{\alpha}$ permutes $\Delta^+ -\{\alpha\}$)" invariant under simple reflections. A similar statement I want to understand for Lie superalgebras. ...