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Journal of Algebraic Geometry

Journal of Algebraic Geometry

Online ISSN 1534-7486; Print ISSN 1056-3911



Uniqueness of embeddings of the affine line into algebraic groups

Authors: Peter Feller and Immanuel van Santen
Journal: J. Algebraic Geom. 28 (2019), 649-698
Published electronically: May 31, 2019
MathSciNet review: 3994309
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Abstract: Let $Y$ be the underlying variety of a complex connected affine algebraic group. We prove that two embeddings of the affine line $\mathbb {C}$ into $Y$ are the same up to an automorphism of $Y$ provided that $Y$ is not isomorphic to a product of a torus $(\mathbb {C}^\ast )^k$ and one of the three varieties $\mathbb {C}^3$, $\operatorname {SL}_2$, and $\operatorname {PSL}_2$.

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Peter Feller
Affiliation: Department of Mathematics, ETH Zürich, Rämistr. 101, 8092 Zürich, Switzerland
MR Author ID: 1052130

Immanuel van Santen
Affiliation: Fachbereich Mathematik, Universität Hamburg, Bundesstr. 55, 20146 Hamburg, Germany

Received by editor(s): September 10, 2017
Received by editor(s) in revised form: March 30, 2018, and April 16, 2018
Published electronically: May 31, 2019
Article copyright: © Copyright 2019 University Press, Inc.