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Representation Theory

Published by the American Mathematical Society since 1997, this electronic-only journal is devoted to research in representation theory and seeks to maintain a high standard for exposition as well as for mathematical content. All articles are freely available to all readers and with no publishing fees for authors.

ISSN 1088-4165

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Closures of $K$-orbits in the flag variety for $SU^*(2n)$
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by William M. McGovern
Represent. Theory 15 (2011), 568-573
Published electronically: July 12, 2011


We characterize the $Sp_{2n}$-orbits in the flag variety for $SL_{2n}$ with rationally smooth closure via a pattern avoidance criterion, also showing that the singular and rationally singular loci of such orbit closures coincide.
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Bibliographic Information
  • William M. McGovern
  • Affiliation: Department of Mathematics, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195-0001
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  • Received by editor(s): January 28, 2010
  • Received by editor(s) in revised form: April 13, 2010, and May 26, 2010
  • Published electronically: July 12, 2011
  • © Copyright 2011 American Mathematical Society
    The copyright for this article reverts to public domain 28 years after publication.
  • Journal: Represent. Theory 15 (2011), 568-573
  • MSC (2010): Primary 22E47, 57S25
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  • MathSciNet review: 2833467