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Does a projective variety have a torus fixed point?

Let $X$ be a projective variety over $\mathbb{C}$ and let $T=(\mathbb{C^*})^k$ act on it. Is it true that there is a fixed point of this action on every irreducible component of $X$ just because $X$ ...
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Projective Special Linear Group is an Linear Algebraic Group

So I was wondering why the group $PSL(2,K)$ is a linear algebraic group, in the case that the characteristic of $K$ is not equal to $2$. Actually there is a description of $PSL(2,K)$, namely: ...
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Variety of Connected Components

In Milne's text http://www.jmilne.org/math/CourseNotes/iAG.pdf (A71), he introduces the "variety of connected components" of a finite type scheme $X$ over $k$ as the universal example of a zero ...
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maximal subtorus of a connected commutative algebraic linear group [closed]

I'm wondering the following: is the maximal subtorus of a connected commutative algebraic linear group over $k$ a) normal and closed b) defined over $k$ (for $k$ a field of characteristic zero, ...
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When is “being a linear algebraic $k$-group” preserved?

Let $G$ be a linear algebraic group over a field $k$, with Char$(k)=0$. What "group-theoretical operations" preserve the property of "being a $k$-linear algebraic group"? For example When ...
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QR decomposition, borel groups and generalizations

Then every matrix $M$ in $M_{m\times m} (\mathbb{C})$ can be written in the form: $QR=M$, where $Q$ is unitary and $R$ is upper-triangular. My question is simple, does this generalize in the ...
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Relative center of relative group scheme

This might be an easy question. Let $p: X \rightarrow S$ be a relative group scheme. In particular the fibers are group schemes. I want to know if there are constructions like the ``relative ...
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Question on subgroups of reductive groups

A linear algebraic group $G$ over some field $k$, which I assume being of characteristic 0, is reductive if $R_u(G^0_{\overline{k}})$ is trivial, where $R_u$ denotes the unipotent radical, $G^0$ is ...
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The simply connected form of a semisimple algebraic group

Let $G$ be a semisimple algebraic group over an algebraically closed field $k$, so that $G$ is an almost-direct product of its minimal closed connected normal subgroups of positive dimension, ...
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Is there a group between $SO(2,\mathbb{R})$ and $SL(2,\mathbb{R})$?

Is there a non-trivial subgroup $H \subset SL(2,\mathbb{R})$ such that $H \supset SO(2,\mathbb{R})$ ? My intuition is that, since $\dim SO(2)=1$ and $\dim SL(2)=3$, there should be some group ...
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How to show that $GL_n/U$ is birationally isomorphic to $B^-$?

It is said that $GL_n/U$ is birationally isomorphic to $B^-$. Here $U$ acts by right multiplication on $GL_n$. I think that $GL_n/U$ consisting of cosets. Two matrices in the same coset if any two ...
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quasi-split algebraic group

While reading papers, there usually an assumption "quasi-split" for reductive algebraic groups. To use their results I need to know which groups are quasi-split. For the case I am interested in ...
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Weyl group of $B_n$ and $D_n$

Is it true that the Weyl group $W(D_n)$ is also a quotient of the Weyl group $W(B_n)$? One can see that $W(D_n)$ is a normal subgroup of $W(B_n)$ irrespective of $n$ even or odd.
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Is there anywhere some explicit Bruhat decompositions are written down?

Question in title: most places I see Bruhat decompositions treated they're only briefly mentioned and no examples are given. Also, I calculated the following regarding the Bruhat decomposition of ...
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Two equivalent definitions of GIT semistable points

Let $X$ be a projective variety, acted on by a reductive algebraic group $G$. We fix a linearization given by the $G$-equivariant ample line bundle $L\to X$. I am aware of two definitions of the ...
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T//W for adjoint type group PGL3

Let $G$ be a reductive algebraic group and $T$ a maximal torus (over $\mathbb{C}$). It is well known that if $G$ is simply connected type then $T//W = \mathbb{A}^r$. I want to verify that the ...
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Complex conjugation of positive roots

I have a simple question about root systems. Suppose that $G$ is a connected reductive group over the reals $\mathbb{R}$, and $T\subset G$ is a maximal torus (by this I mean that $T_{\mathbb{C}}$ is a ...
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Examples of inner forms

Let $G$ and $G′$ be two linear algebraic groups over a field $F$. From what I understand, $G$ is called an inner form of $G′$ if $G$ and $G′$ are isomorphic over a the (or an?) algebraic closure of ...
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$p$-divisible group of tori

I am looking for a reference of the following question which should be well known. Let $k$ be any field and $T$ an algebraic torus over $k$ which is not necessarily split. Let $T(l)$ be the ...
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Orbits of $Sp(n,R)$ under action of $Gl(2n,R)$ by conjugation

These questions arose from a question related to K-theory, I am hoping for (big) results from the theory of linear algebraic groups to be helpful. Maybe somebody with a better background there can ...
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Maximal tori in $SO(n,\mathbb{C})$

What are maximal tori in $SO(n,\mathbb{C})$? (not $SO(n,\mathbb{R})$) Can a maximal torus in $SO(n,\mathbb{C})$ be written as $T\cap SO(n,\mathbb{C})$ for some maximal torus $T$ in ...
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Is this a compact group?

Consider $$x(t)=e^{-iHt}x(0)$$ and define $$G=\{ e^{-iHt}\mid t\in \mathbb{R}_{\geq 0}\}$$ Also write $\bar{G}$ to the closure of $G$ wrt the Euclidean topology. Q: is $\bar{G}$ a compact group? ...
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Algebraic groups of multiplicative type in char 0

For a number field $k$ (so of char 0), are algebraic $k$-groups of multiplicative type always linear?
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Order of a group of matrices

I have to calculate the order of the group $G=\operatorname{GL}(n,\mathbb{Z}_m)$ with $m=p^k$ for $p$ prime and $k\in \mathbb{N}$. So I was thinking on the homomorphism $\det: G \rightarrow ...
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The set of one-parameter subgroup of the Multiplicative group $G_m$ is Z

Let $G_m= k^{*}=k-{0}$ be the multiplicative group. We know this is an Algebraic group also. How does one prove any algebraic group morphism $G_m \rightarrow G_m$ is of the form $t \mapsto t^{n}$ for ...
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Which p-adic groups are simply-connected?

Suppose that we are working over a nonarchimedean local field $F$, for instance $\mathbb{Q}_p$. Which semisimple algebraic groups (or Lie groups) over $F$ are simply-connected? In particular, I am ...
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Closed immersion factors through closed immersion

I'm currently working through the proof of Theorem 1, III.12 in Mumford's "Abelian Varieties". Let $G$ be a finite $k$-group scheme acting on an affine $k$-scheme $X:=\text{Spec}~A$ and let $\phi: ...
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Field of Definition of an Algebraic Group

Linear Algebraic Groups- James E. Humphreys Chapter-XII Let $K$ be an algebraically closed field and $k$ be a arbitrary sub-field of $K.$ A closed set X in $A^n=K\times ...$(n times)$\times K$ is ...
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Characterising subgroup

Let $\omega $ be a path in $\hat{X}$ with $\omega(0), \omega(1) \in p^{-1}(x_0)$, where $p$ is a covering map $p:\hat{X} \rightarrow X$. Let $\alpha=[p \circ \omega] \in \pi_1(X,x_0)$. Then we have ...
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$SU(n)$ as a variety

Consider the algebraic group $SU(n)$ as an algebraic group scheme over $\mathbb R$. Is it birational to an affine space over $\mathbb R$?
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Example of algebraic group of non simply connected nor adjoint type?

I expect this question has been asked but I can't find it. What are some examples of simple linear algebraic group that are not semisimple nor adjoint type? Are there "good" descriptions of them?
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How to characterize elements in the Bruhat open cell?

This might be an elementary question. For simplicity, let's assume $G=GL(n,F)$, where $F$ is a local field. Let $U$ be the subgroup of upper triangular unipotents, $A$ the subgroup of diagonal ...
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What are the elements in $U/U(w)$?

Let $U$ be the maximal upper unipotent subgroup of $GL_n$. Let $U(w) = U \cap wUw^{-1}$. Then $$ U(w) = \{(a_{ij}) \in U: a_{ij} = 0, \text{ if } i<j, w^{-1}(i) < w^{-1}(j) \}. $$ My question ...
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How to compute $U \cap wUw^{-1}$?

Let $U$ be the upper unipotent subgroup of of $GL_n$. It is said that $$ U \cap wUw^{-1} = \{ (a_{ij}) \in U \mid a_{ij}=0, i<j, w^{-1}(i) > w^{-1}(j) \}. $$ How to prove this? I try to compute ...
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Factorization of parabolic subgroups.

Let $P$ be a parabolic subgroup of an algebraic group $G$. How to prove that $P = L_P U_P$? Here $L_P$ is the Levi of $P$ and $U_P$ is the unipotent radical of $P$. Thank you very much. Edit: I think ...
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Find a closed subset of an algebraic group, closed under products, which does not contain $e$.

The accepted answer for this question proves the following statement: If $S$ is a closed subset of an algebraic group $G$ which contains $e$ and is closed under taking products in $G$, then $S$ is ...
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$SU(2)$ as an algebraic group

The $\mathbb R$-valued points of the algebraic group $SU(2)$ can be identified with the real 3-sphere. But how does one define $SU(2)$ over the base field $\mathbb R$ as an algebraic group? What are ...
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Hopefully easy Lang-Steinberg computation: for Weyl elements

How do you write an element of the Weyl group as $g^{-1} F(g)$? For instance, let $G = \langle x_1(t), x_2(t), x_{-1}(t), x_{-2}(t) : t \in K \rangle$ where $K$ is an algebraically closed field ...
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Some things about maximal tori

Let $G$ be a linear algebraic group over an algebraic closed field of characteristic $p\neq 2$. Suppose $\overline{G}_{\sigma}={G}_{\sigma}/Z({G}_{\sigma})$ where ${G}_{\sigma}$ is the set of fixed ...
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Regular elements of a module is open and dense

Let $\mathfrak{g}$ be an algebraic Lie algebra and $V$ be a $\mathfrak{g}$-module, then for each $v\in V$, define $\mathfrak{g}^v = \{x\in\mathfrak{g}:xv = 0\}$. Let $V_{reg}$ be the set of all $v$ ...
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Non-central proper normal subgroups of unitary groups over fields

Short version: Can someone give an example of an anisotropic Hermitian form over a field such that its corresponding projective unitary group is not simple? Let $F$ be a (commutative, associative, ...
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Lie Groups/Lie algebras to algebraic groups

I am reading some lie groups/lie algebras on my own.. I am using Brian Hall's Lie Groups, Lie Algebras, and Representations: An Elementary Introduction I was checking for some other references on ...
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Computing a differential on a derivation

Let $\varphi:G\to G'$ be a morphism of algebraic groups over an algebraically closed field $k$, so that $d\varphi:\mathscr{L}(G)\to\mathscr{L}(G')$ is a morphism of Lie algebras. Here I view ...
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Group structure at $k$-valued points induces a group scheme?

Let $k$ be an algebraically closed field of characteristic $p>0$. Let $R$ be a finitely generated (possibly non-reduced) $k$-algebra. Let $\mathbf{S} = \mathrm{Spec} (R)$ be the affine scheme of ...
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Are there some examples of Kac-Moody groups which are not reductive?

Are there some examples of Kac-Moody groups which are not reductive? Thank you very much.
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Split groups and quasi-split groups.

By definition, a quasi-split group over a field is a reductive group with a Borel subgroup defined over the field. A split group is a quasi-split group which has split torus ($T = \mathbb{G}_m^n$, ...
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Promise of the hidden subgroup problem for $\mathbb{Z} mod 2$

I am going through the talk, Graph isomorphism, the hidden subgroup problem and identifying quantum states, by Pranab Sen. On slide 3, the promise of the problem is defined as follows. Here is the ...
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Airy differential equation and Galois group

Consider the Airy equation $y^{(2)}=ry$ where $r \in \Bbb{C}(z)$ but not constant. How do you show that $G^0=G$, where $G$ is the galois group of the picard vessiot extension of solutions over ...
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proof of basic fact that torus actions are diagonalizable

Suppose a torus $T=(\mathbb{C}^\ast)^n$ acts on a finite dimensional vector space $W$, and define for $m \in M$ ($M$ is the character lattice of $T$) the eigenspace $W_m$ by $$W_m = \{w \in W \mid ...
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Group schemes decomposition

Given an abelian group scheme of finite type $(G,+)$ over $\mathbb{F}$ connected, and given two connected closed subgroup schemes of finite type $G$ over $\mathbb{F}$ connected $H$, $N$ of $G$. ...