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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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On the exotic Grassmannian and its nilpotent variety
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by Lucas Fresse and Kyo Nishiyama
Represent. Theory 20 (2016), 451-481
Published electronically: November 28, 2016


Given a decomposition of a vector space $V=V_1\oplus V_2$, the direct product $\mathfrak {X}$ of the projective space $\mathbb {P}(V_1)$ with a Grassmann variety $\mathrm {Gr}_k(V)$ can be viewed as a double flag variety for the symmetric pair $(G,K)=(\mathrm {GL}(V),\mathrm {GL}(V_1)\times \mathrm {GL}(V_2))$. Relying on the conormal variety for the action of $K$ on $\mathfrak {X}$, we show a geometric correspondence between the $K$-orbits of $\mathfrak {X}$ and the $K$-orbits of some appropriate exotic nilpotent cone. We also give a combinatorial interpretation of this correspondence in some special cases. Our construction is inspired by a classical result of Steinberg (1976) and by the recent work of Henderson and Trapa (2012) for the symmetric pair $(\mathrm {GL}(V),\mathrm {Sp}(V))$.
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Bibliographic Information
  • Lucas Fresse
  • Affiliation: Université de Lorraine, CNRS, Institut Élie Cartan de Lorraine, UMR 7502, Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy, F-54506, France
  • MR Author ID: 875745
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  • Kyo Nishiyama
  • Affiliation: Department of Physics and Mathematics, Aoyama Gakuin University, Fuchinobe 5-10-1, Sagamihara 252-5258, Japan
  • MR Author ID: 207972
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  • Received by editor(s): April 6, 2016
  • Received by editor(s) in revised form: October 9, 2016
  • Published electronically: November 28, 2016
  • Additional Notes: The first author was supported by the ISF Grant Nr. 797/14 and by the ANR project NilpOrbRT (ANR-12-PDOC-0031).
    The second author was supported by JSPS KAKENHI Grant Numbers #25610008 and #16K05070.
  • © Copyright 2016 American Mathematical Society
  • Journal: Represent. Theory 20 (2016), 451-481
  • MSC (2010): Primary 14L30; Secondary 14L35, 14M15, 17B08
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  • MathSciNet review: 3576071