1. CJM Online first
 Gupta, Sanjiv Kumar; Hare, Kathryn

Characterizing the absolute continuity of the convolution of orbital measures in a classical Lie algebra
Let $\mathfrak{g}$ be a compact, simple Lie algebra of dimension
$d$. It is
a classical result that the convolution of any $d$ nontrivial,
$G$invariant,
orbital measures is absolutely continuous with respect to
Lebesgue measure on $\mathfrak{g}$ and the sum of any $d$ nontrivial
orbits
has nonempty interior. The number $d$ was later reduced to the
rank of the
Lie algebra (or rank $+1$ in the case of type $A_{n}$). More
recently, the
minimal integer $k=k(X)$ such that the $k$fold convolution of
the orbital
measure supported on the orbit generated by $X$ is an absolutely
continuous
measure was calculated for each $X\in \mathfrak{g}$.
In this paper $\mathfrak{g}$ is any of the classical, compact,
simple Lie
algebras. We characterize the tuples $(X_{1},\dots,X_{L})$, with
$X_{i}\in
\mathfrak{g},$ which have the property that the convolution of
the $L$orbital
measures supported on the orbits generated by the $X_{i}$ is
absolutely continuous and, equivalently, the sum of their orbits
has
nonempty interior. The characterization depends on the Lie type
of
$\mathfrak{g}$ and the structure of the annihilating roots of
the $X_{i}$.
Such a characterization was previously known only for type $A_{n}$.
Keywords:compact Lie algebra, orbital measure, absolutely continuous measure Categories:43A80, 17B45, 58C35 

2. CJM 2003 (vol 55 pp. 1155)
 Đoković, Dragomir Ž.; Litvinov, Michael

The Closure Ordering of Nilpotent Orbits of the Complex Symmetric Pair $(\SO_{p+q},\SO_p\times\SO_q)$
The main problem that is solved in this paper has the following simple
formulation (which is not used in its solution). The group $K =
\mathrm{O}_p ({\bf C}) \times \mathrm{O}_q ({\bf C})$ acts on the
space $M_{p,q}$ of $p\times q$ complex matrices by $(a,b) \cdot x =
axb^{1}$, and so does its identity component $K^0 = \SO_p ({\bf C})
\times \SO_q ({\bf C})$. A $K$orbit (or $K^0$orbit) in $M_{p,q}$ is said
to be nilpotent if its closure contains the zero matrix. The closure,
$\overline{\mathcal{O}}$, of a nilpotent $K$orbit (resp.\ $K^0$orbit)
${\mathcal{O}}$ in $M_{p,q}$ is a union of ${\mathcal{O}}$ and some
nilpotent $K$orbits (resp.\ $K^0$orbits) of smaller dimensions. The
description of the closure of nilpotent $K$orbits has been known for
some time, but not so for the nilpotent $K^0$orbits. A conjecture
describing the closure of nilpotent $K^0$orbits was proposed in
\cite{DLS} and verified when $\min(p,q) \le 7$. In this paper we
prove the conjecture. The proof is based on a study of two
prehomogeneous vector spaces attached to $\mathcal{O}$ and
determination of the basic relative invariants of these spaces.
The above problem is equivalent to the problem of describing the
closure of nilpotent orbits in the real Lie algebra $\mathfrak{so}
(p,q)$ under the adjoint action of the identity component of the real
orthogonal group $\mathrm{O}(p,q)$.
Keywords:orthogonal $ab$diagrams, prehomogeneous vector spaces, relative invariants Categories:17B20, 17B45, 22E47 

3. CJM 2002 (vol 54 pp. 595)
 Nahlus, Nazih

Lie Algebras of ProAffine Algebraic Groups
We extend the basic theory of Lie algebras of affine algebraic groups
to the case of proaffine algebraic groups over an algebraically
closed field $K$ of characteristic 0. However, some modifications
are needed in some extensions. So we introduce the prodiscrete
topology on the Lie algebra $\mathcal{L}(G)$ of the proaffine
algebraic group $G$ over $K$, which is discrete in the
finitedimensional case and linearly compact in general. As an
example, if $L$ is any sub Lie algebra of $\mathcal{L}(G)$, we show
that the closure of $[L,L]$ in $\mathcal{L}(G)$ is algebraic in
$\mathcal{L}(G)$.
We also discuss the Hopf algebra of representative functions $H(L)$ of
a residually finite dimensional Lie algebra $L$. As an example, we
show that if $L$ is a sub Lie algebra of $\mathcal{L}(G)$ and $G$
is connected, then the canonical Hopf algebra morphism from $K[G]$
into $H(L)$ is injective if and only if $L$ is algebraically dense
in $\mathcal{L}(G)$.
Categories:14L, 16W, 17B45 

4. CJM 1998 (vol 50 pp. 929)
 Broer, Abraham

Decomposition varieties in semisimple Lie algebras
The notion of decompositon class in a semisimple Lie algebra is a
common generalization of nilpotent orbits and the set of
regular semisimple elements. We prove that the closure of a
decomposition class has many properties in common with nilpotent
varieties, \eg, its normalization has rational singularities.
The famous Grothendieck simultaneous resolution is related to the
decomposition class of regular semisimple elements. We study the
properties of the analogous commutative diagrams associated to
an arbitrary decomposition class.
Categories:14L30, 14M17, 15A30, 17B45 
