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1. CJM Online first
Geometric Spectra and Commensurability The work of Reid, Chinburg-Hamilton-Long-Reid,
Prasad-Rapinchuk, and the author with Reid have demonstrated that
geodesics or totally geodesic submanifolds can sometimes be used to
determine the commensurability class of an arithmetic manifold. The
main results of this article show that generalizations of these
results to other arithmetic manifolds will require a wide range of
data. Specifically, we prove that certain incommensurable arithmetic
manifolds arising from the semisimple Lie groups of the form
$(\operatorname{SL}(d,\mathbf{R}))^r \times
(\operatorname{SL}(d,\mathbf{C}))^s$ have the same commensurability
classes of totally geodesic submanifolds coming from a fixed
field. This construction is algebraic and shows the failure of
determining, in general, a central simple algebra from subalgebras
over a fixed field. This, in turn, can be viewed in terms of forms of
$\operatorname{SL}_d$ and the failure of determining the form via certain classes of
algebraic subgroups.
Keywords:arithmetic groups, Brauer groups, arithmetic equivalence, locally symmetric manifolds Category:20G25 |
2. CJM Online first
Motion in a Symmetric Potential on the Hyperbolic Plane We study the motion of a particle in the hyperbolic plane (embedded in Minkowski space), under the action of a potential that depends only on one variable. This problem is the analogous to the spherical pendulum in a unidirectional force field. However, for the discussion of the hyperbolic plane one has to distinguish three inequivalent cases, depending on the direction of the force field. Symmetry reduction, with respect to groups that are not necessarily compact or even reductive, is carried out by way of Poisson varieties and Hilbert maps. For each case the dynamics is discussed, with special attention to linear potentials.
Keywords:Hamiltonian systems with symmetry, symmetries, non-compact symmetry groups, singular reduction Categories:37J15, 70H33, 70F99, 37C80, 34C14, , 20G20 |
3. CJM 2013 (vol 66 pp. 323)
Asymptotical behaviour of roots of infinite Coxeter groups Let $W$ be an infinite Coxeter group. We initiate the study of the set
$E$ of limit points of ``normalized'' roots (representing the
directions of the roots) of W. We show that $E$ is contained in the
isotropic cone $Q$ of the bilinear form $B$ associated to a geometric
representation, and illustrate this property with numerous examples
and pictures in rank $3$ and $4$. We also define a natural geometric
action of $W$ on $E$, and then we exhibit a countable subset of $E$,
formed by limit points for the dihedral reflection subgroups of
$W$. We explain how this subset is built from the intersection
with $Q$ of the lines passing through two positive roots, and finally we
establish that it is dense in $E$.
Keywords:Coxeter group, root system, roots, limit point, accumulation set Categories:17B22, 20F55 |
4. CJM 2013 (vol 65 pp. 843)
3-torsion in the Homology of Complexes of Graphs of Bounded Degree For $\delta \ge 1$ and $n \ge 1$, consider the simplicial
complex of graphs on $n$ vertices in which each vertex has degree
at most $\delta$; we identify a given graph with its edge set and
admit one loop at each vertex.
This complex is of some importance in the theory of semigroup
algebras.
When $\delta = 1$, we obtain the
matching complex, for which it is known that
there is $3$-torsion in degree $d$ of the homology
whenever $\frac{n-4}{3} \le d \le \frac{n-6}{2}$.
This paper establishes similar bounds for $\delta \ge
2$. Specifically, there is $3$-torsion in degree $d$ whenever
$\frac{(3\delta-1)n-8}{6} \le d \le \frac{\delta (n-1) -
4}{2}$.
The procedure for detecting
torsion is to construct an explicit cycle $z$ that is easily seen
to have the property that $3z$ is a boundary. Defining a
homomorphism that sends
$z$ to a non-boundary element in the chain complex of a certain
matching complex, we obtain that $z$ itself is a non-boundary.
In particular, the homology class of $z$ has order $3$.
Keywords:simplicial complex, simplicial homology, torsion group, vertex degree Categories:05E45, 55U10, 05C07, 20K10 |
5. CJM 2013 (vol 66 pp. 481)
On the Hadamard Product of Hopf Monoids Combinatorial structures that compose and decompose give rise to Hopf monoids
in Joyal's category of species. The Hadamard product of two Hopf monoids
is another Hopf monoid. We prove two main results regarding freeness of
Hadamard products. The first one states
that if one factor is connected and the other is free as a monoid,
their Hadamard product is free (and connected).
The second provides an explicit basis for the Hadamard
product when both factors are free.
The first main result is obtained by showing the existence of a one-parameter deformation
of the comonoid structure and appealing to a rigidity result of Loday and Ronco
that applies when the parameter is set to zero.
To obtain the second result, we introduce an operation on species that is intertwined
by the free monoid functor with the Hadamard product.
As an application of the first result, we deduce that the Boolean transform
of the dimension sequence of a connected Hopf monoid is nonnegative.
Keywords:species, Hopf monoid, Hadamard product, generating function, Boolean transform Categories:16T30, 18D35, 20B30, 18D10, 20F55 |
6. CJM 2013 (vol 66 pp. 354)
The Minimal Growth Rate of Cocompact Coxeter Groups in Hyperbolic 3-space Due to work of W. Parry it is known that the growth
rate of a hyperbolic Coxeter group acting cocompactly on ${\mathbb H^3}$
is a Salem number. This being the arithmetic situation, we prove that the simplex group
(3,5,3) has smallest growth rate among all cocompact hyperbolic
Coxeter groups, and that it is as such unique.
Our approach provides a different proof for
the analog situation in ${\mathbb H^2}$
where E. Hironaka identified Lehmer's number as the minimal growth
rate among all cocompact planar hyperbolic Coxeter groups and showed
that it is (uniquely) achieved by the Coxeter triangle group (3,7).
Keywords:hyperbolic Coxeter group, growth rate, Salem number Categories:20F55, 22E40, 51F15 |
7. CJM 2013 (vol 66 pp. 205)
Generalized Frobenius Algebras and Hopf Algebras "Co-Frobenius" coalgebras were introduced as dualizations of
Frobenius algebras.
We previously showed
that they admit
left-right symmetric characterizations analogue to those of Frobenius
algebras. We consider the more general quasi-co-Frobenius (QcF)
coalgebras; the first main result in this paper is that these also
admit symmetric characterizations: a coalgebra is QcF if it is weakly
isomorphic to its (left, or right) rational dual $Rat(C^*)$, in the
sense that certain coproduct or product powers of these objects are
isomorphic. Fundamental results of Hopf algebras, such as the
equivalent characterizations of Hopf algebras with nonzero integrals
as left (or right) co-Frobenius, QcF, semiperfect or with nonzero
rational dual, as well as the uniqueness of integrals and a short
proof of the bijectivity of the antipode for such Hopf algebras all
follow as a consequence of these results. This gives a purely
representation theoretic approach to many of the basic fundamental
results in the theory of Hopf algebras. Furthermore, we introduce a
general concept of Frobenius algebra, which makes sense for infinite
dimensional and for topological algebras, and specializes to the
classical notion in the finite case. This will be a topological
algebra $A$ that is isomorphic to its complete topological dual
$A^\vee$. We show that $A$ is a (quasi)Frobenius algebra if and only
if $A$ is the dual $C^*$ of a (quasi)co-Frobenius coalgebra $C$. We
give many examples of co-Frobenius coalgebras and Hopf algebras
connected to category theory, homological algebra and the newer
q-homological algebra, topology or graph theory, showing the
importance of the concept.
Keywords:coalgebra, Hopf algebra, integral, Frobenius, QcF, co-Frobenius Categories:16T15, 18G35, 16T05, 20N99, 18D10, 05E10 |
8. CJM 2011 (vol 64 pp. 241)
Triangles of Baumslag-Solitar Groups Our main result is that many triangles of Baumslag-Solitar groups
collapse to finite groups, generalizing a famous example of Hirsch and
other examples due to several authors. A triangle of Baumslag-Solitar
groups means a group with three generators, cyclically ordered, with
each generator conjugating some power of the previous one to another
power. There are six parameters, occurring in pairs, and we show that
the triangle fails to be developable whenever one of the parameters
divides its partner, except for a few special cases. Furthermore,
under fairly general conditions, the group turns out to be finite and
solvable of derived length $\leq3$. We obtain a lot of information about
finite quotients, even when we cannot determine developability.
Categories:20F06, 20F65 |
9. CJM 2011 (vol 64 pp. 409)
Lifting Quasianalytic Mappings over Invariants Let $\rho \colon G \to \operatorname{GL}(V)$ be a rational finite dimensional complex representation of a reductive linear
algebraic group $G$, and let $\sigma_1,\dots,\sigma_n$ be a system of generators of the algebra of
invariant polynomials $\mathbb C[V]^G$.
We study the problem of lifting mappings $f\colon \mathbb R^q \supseteq U \to \sigma(V) \subseteq \mathbb C^n$
over the mapping of invariants
$\sigma=(\sigma_1,\dots,\sigma_n) \colon V \to \sigma(V)$. Note that $\sigma(V)$ can be identified with the categorical quotient $V /\!\!/ G$
and its points correspond bijectively to the closed orbits in $V$. We prove that if $f$ belongs to a quasianalytic subclass
$\mathcal C \subseteq C^\infty$ satisfying some mild closedness properties that guarantee resolution of singularities in
$\mathcal C$,
e.g., the real analytic class, then $f$ admits a lift of the
same class $\mathcal C$ after desingularization by local blow-ups and local power substitutions.
As a consequence we show that $f$ itself allows for a lift
that belongs to $\operatorname{SBV}_{\operatorname{loc}}$, i.e., special functions of bounded variation.
If $\rho$ is a real representation of a compact Lie group, we obtain stronger versions.
Keywords:lifting over invariants, reductive group representation, quasianalytic mappings, desingularization, bounded variation Categories:14L24, 14L30, 20G20, 22E45 |
10. CJM 2011 (vol 63 pp. 1238)
Casselman's Basis of Iwahori Vectors and the Bruhat Order W. Casselman defined a basis $f_u$ of Iwahori fixed vectors of a spherical
representation $(\pi, V)$ of a split semisimple $p$-adic group $G$ over a
nonarchimedean local field $F$ by the condition that it be dual to the
intertwining operators, indexed by elements $u$ of the Weyl group $W$. On
the other hand, there is a natural basis $\psi_u$, and one seeks to find the
transition matrices between the two bases. Thus, let $f_u = \sum_v \tilde{m}
(u, v) \psi_v$ and $\psi_u = \sum_v m (u, v) f_v$. Using the Iwahori-Hecke
algebra we prove that if a combinatorial condition is satisfied, then $m (u,
v) = \prod_{\alpha} \frac{1 - q^{- 1} \mathbf{z}^{\alpha}}{1
-\mathbf{z}^{\alpha}}$, where $\mathbf z$ are the Langlands parameters
for the representation and $\alpha$ runs through the set $S (u, v)$ of
positive coroots $\alpha \in \hat{\Phi}$ (the dual root system of $G$) such
that $u \leqslant v r_{\alpha} < v$ with $r_{\alpha}$ the reflection
corresponding to $\alpha$. The condition is conjecturally always satisfied
if $G$ is simply-laced and the Kazhdan-Lusztig polynomial $P_{w_0 v, w_0 u}
= 1$ with $w_0$ the long Weyl group element. There is a similar formula for
$\tilde{m}$ conjecturally satisfied if $P_{u, v} = 1$.
This leads to various combinatorial conjectures.
Keywords:Iwahori fixed vector, Iwahori Hecke algebra, Bruhat order, intertwining integrals Categories:20C08, 20F55, 22E50 |
11. CJM 2011 (vol 63 pp. 1307)
A Bott-Borel-Weil Theorem for Diagonal Ind-groups A diagonal ind-group is a direct limit of classical affine algebraic
groups of growing rank under a class of
inclusions that contains the inclusion
$$
SL(n)\to SL(2n), \quad
M\mapsto \begin{pmatrix}M & 0 \\ 0 & M \end{pmatrix}
$$
as a typical special case. If $G$ is a diagonal ind-group and
$B\subset G$ is a Borel ind-subgroup,
we consider the ind-variety $G/B$ and compute the cohomology
$H^\ell(G/B,\mathcal{O}_{-\lambda})$
of any $G$-equivariant line bundle $\mathcal{O}_{-\lambda}$ on
$G/B$. It has been known that, for a generic $\lambda$,
all cohomology groups of $\mathcal{O}_{-\lambda}$ vanish, and that a
non-generic equivariant
line bundle $\mathcal{O}_{-\lambda}$ has at most one
nonzero cohomology group. The new result of this paper is a
precise description of when
$H^j(G/B,\mathcal{O}_{-\lambda})$ is nonzero and the proof of the fact
that, whenever nonzero,
$H^j(G/B, \mathcal{O}_{-\lambda})$ is a $G$-module dual to a highest
weight module.
The main difficulty is in defining an appropriate analog $W_B$ of the
Weyl group, so that the action of $W_B$
on weights of $G$ is compatible with the analog of the Demazure
``action" of the Weyl group on the cohomology
of line bundles. The highest weight corresponding to $H^j(G/B,
\mathcal{O}_{-\lambda})$ is then computed
by a procedure similar to that in the classical Bott-Borel-Weil theorem.
Categories:22E65, 20G05 |
12. CJM 2010 (vol 63 pp. 413)
Generating Functions for Hecke Algebra Characters
Certain polynomials in $n^2$ variables that serve as generating
functions for symmetric group characters are sometimes called
($S_n$) character immanants.
We point out a close connection between the identities of
Littlewood--Merris--Watkins
and Goulden--Jackson, which relate $S_n$ character immanants
to the determinant, the permanent and MacMahon's Master Theorem.
From these results we obtain a generalization
of Muir's identity.
Working with the quantum polynomial ring and the Hecke algebra
$H_n(q)$, we define quantum immanants that are generating
functions for Hecke algebra characters.
We then prove quantum analogs of the Littlewood--Merris--Watkins identities
and selected Goulden--Jackson identities
that relate $H_n(q)$ character immanants to
the quantum determinant, quantum permanent, and quantum Master Theorem
of Garoufalidis--L\^e--Zeilberger.
We also obtain a generalization of Zhang's quantization of Muir's
identity.
Keywords:determinant, permanent, immanant, Hecke algebra character, quantum polynomial ring Categories:15A15, 20C08, 81R50 |
13. CJM 2010 (vol 62 pp. 1310)
Iwahori--Hecke Algebras of $SL_2$ over $2$-Dimensional Local Fields
In this paper we construct an analogue of Iwahori--Hecke algebras of $\operatorname{SL}_2$ over $2$-dimensional local fields. After considering coset decompositions of double cosets of a Iwahori subgroup, we define a convolution product on the space of certain functions on $\operatorname{SL}_2$, and prove that the product is well-defined, obtaining a Hecke algebra. Then we investigate the structure of the Hecke algebra. We determine the center of the Hecke algebra and consider Iwahori--Matsumoto type relations.
Categories:22E50, 20G25 |
14. CJM 2010 (vol 62 pp. 481)
Elements of Algebraic Geometry and the Positive Theory of Partially Commutative Groups The first main result of the paper is a criterion for a partially commutative group $\mathbb G$ to be a domain. It allows us to reduce the study of algebraic sets over $\mathbb G$ to the study of irreducible algebraic sets, and reduce the elementary theory of $\mathbb G$ (of a coordinate group over $\mathbb G$) to the elementary theories of the direct factors of $\mathbb G$ (to the elementary theory of coordinate groups of irreducible algebraic sets). Then we establish normal forms for quantifier-free formulas over a non-abelian directly indecomposable partially commutative group $\mathbb H$. Analogously to the case of free groups, we introduce the notion of a generalised equation and prove that the positive theory of $\mathbb H$ has quantifier elimination and that arbitrary first-order formulas lift from $\mathbb H$ to $\mathbb H\ast F$, where $F$ is a free group of finite rank. As a consequence, the positive theory of an arbitrary partially commutative group is decidable.
Categories:20F10, 03C10, 20F06 |
15. CJM 2009 (vol 62 pp. 34)
Branching Rules for Ramified Principal Series Representations of $\mathrm{GL}(3)$ over a $p$-adic Field |
Branching Rules for Ramified Principal Series Representations of $\mathrm{GL}(3)$ over a $p$-adic Field We decompose the restriction of ramified principal series
representations of the $p$-adic group $\mathrm{GL}(3,\mathrm{k})$ to its
maximal compact subgroup $K=\mathrm{GL}(3,R)$. Its decomposition is
dependent on the degree of ramification of the inducing characters and
can be characterized in terms of filtrations of the Iwahori subgroup
in $K$. We establish several irreducibility results and illustrate
the decomposition with some examples.
Keywords:principal series representations, branching rules, maximal compact subgroups, representations of $p$-adic groups Categories:20G25, 20G05 |
16. CJM 2009 (vol 61 pp. 950)
Infinitesimal Invariants in a Function Algebra Let $G$ be a reductive connected linear algebraic group
over an algebraically closed field of positive
characteristic and let $\g$ be its Lie algebra.
First we extend a well-known result about the Picard group of a
semi-simple group to reductive groups.
Then we prove that if the derived group is simply connected
and $\g$ satisfies a
mild condition, the algebra $K[G]^\g$ of regular functions
on $G$ that are invariant under the action of $\g$ derived
from the conjugation action is a unique factorisation domain.
Categories:20G15, 13F15 |
17. CJM 2009 (vol 61 pp. 740)
On Geometric Flats in the CAT(0) Realization of Coxeter Groups and Tits Buildings Given a complete CAT(0) space $X$ endowed with a geometric action of a group $\Gamma$, it is known that if
$\Gamma$ contains a free abelian group of rank $n$, then $X$ contains a geometric flat of dimension $n$. We
prove the converse of this statement in the special case where $X$ is a convex subcomplex of the CAT(0)
realization of a Coxeter group $W$, and $\Gamma$ is a subgroup of $W$. In particular a convex cocompact subgroup
of a Coxeter group is Gromov-hyperbolic if and only if it does not contain a free abelian group of rank 2. Our
result also provides an explicit control on geometric flats in the CAT(0) realization of arbitrary Tits
buildings.
Keywords:Coxeter group, flat rank, $\cat0$ space, building Categories:20F55, 51F15, 53C23, 20E42, 51E24 |
18. CJM 2009 (vol 61 pp. 691)
Prehomogeneity on Quasi-Split Classical Groups and Poles of Intertwining Operators Suppose that $P=MN$ is a maximal parabolic subgroup of a quasisplit,
connected, reductive classical group $G$ defined over a non-Archimedean
field and $A$ is the standard intertwining operator attached to a
tempered representation of $G$ induced from $M$. In this paper we
determine all the cases in which $\Lie(N)$ is
prehomogeneous under $\Ad(m)$ when $N$ is non-abelian, and give necessary
and sufficient conditions for $A$ to have a pole at $0$.
Categories:22E50, 20G05 |
19. CJM 2009 (vol 61 pp. 708)
Regular Homeomorphisms of Finite Order on Countable Spaces We present a structure theorem for a broad class of homeomorphisms of
finite order on countable zero dimensional spaces. As applications we
show the following.
\begin{compactenum}[\rm(a)]
\item Every countable nondiscrete topological group not containing an
open Boolean subgroup can be partitioned into infinitely many dense
subsets.
\item If $G$ is a countably infinite Abelian group with finitely many
elements of order $2$ and $\beta G$ is the Stone--\v Cech
compactification of $G$ as a discrete semigroup, then for every
idempotent $p\in\beta G\setminus\{0\}$, the subset
$\{p,-p\}\subset\beta G$ generates algebraically the free product of
one-element semigroups $\{p\}$ and~$\{-p\}$.
\end{compactenum}
Keywords:Homeomorphism, homogeneous space, topological group, resolvability, Stone-\v Cech compactification Categories:22A30, 54H11, 20M15, 54A05 |
20. CJM 2008 (vol 60 pp. 1001)
Isometric Group Actions on Hilbert Spaces: Structure of Orbits Our main result is that a finitely generated nilpotent group has
no isometric action on an infinite-dimensional Hilbert space with
dense orbits. In contrast, we construct such an action with a
finitely generated metabelian group.
Keywords:affine actions, Hilbert spaces, minimal actions, nilpotent groups Categories:22D10, 43A35, 20F69 |
21. CJM 2007 (vol 59 pp. 828)
Non-Backtracking Random Walks and Cogrowth of Graphs Let $X$ be a locally finite, connected graph without vertices of
degree $1$. Non-backtracking random walk moves at each step with equal
probability to one of the ``forward'' neighbours of the actual state,
\emph{i.e.,} it does not go back along
the preceding edge to the preceding
state. This is not a Markov chain, but can be turned into a Markov
chain whose state space is the set of oriented edges of $X$. Thus we
obtain for infinite $X$ that the $n$-step non-backtracking transition
probabilities tend to zero, and we can also compute their limit when
$X$ is finite. This provides a short proof of old results concerning
cogrowth of groups, and makes the extension of that result to
arbitrary regular graphs rigorous. Even when $X$ is non-regular, but
\emph{small cycles are dense in} $X$, we show that the graph $X$ is
non-amenable if and only if the non-backtracking $n$-step transition
probabilities decay exponentially fast. This is a partial
generalization of the cogrowth criterion for regular graphs which
comprises the original cogrowth criterion for finitely generated
groups of Grigorchuk and Cohen.
Keywords:graph, oriented line grap, covering tree, random walk, cogrowth, amenability Categories:05C75, 60G50, 20F69 |
22. CJM 2007 (vol 59 pp. 449)
$\SL_n$, Orthogonality Relations and Transfer Let $\pi$ be a square integrable representation of
$G'=\SL_n(D)$, with $D$ a central division algebra of finite dimension
over a local field $F$ \emph{of non-zero characteristic}. We prove
that, on the elliptic set, the character of $\pi$ equals the complex
conjugate of the orbital integral of one of the pseudocoefficients
of~$\pi$. We prove also the orthogonality relations for characters of
square integrable representations of $G'$. We prove the stable
transfer of orbital integrals between $\SL_n(F)$ and its inner forms.
Category:20G05 |
23. CJM 2007 (vol 59 pp. 296)
Bol Loops of Nilpotence Class Two Call a non-Moufang Bol loop \emph{minimally non-Moufang}
if every proper subloop is Moufang and
\emph{minimally nonassociative} if every proper subloop is
associative. We prove that these concepts are
the same for Bol loops which are nilpotent of
class two and in which certain associators square to $1$.
In the process, we derive many commutator and associator identities
which hold in such loops.
Keywords:Bol loop, Moufang loop, nilpotent, commutator, associator, minimally nonassociative Category:20N05 |
24. CJM 2007 (vol 59 pp. 418)
On Cabled Knots and Vassiliev Invariants (Not) Contained in Knot Polynomials It is known that the Brandt--Lickorish--Millett--Ho polynomial $Q$
contains Casson's knot invariant. Whether there are (essentially)
other Vassiliev knot invariants obtainable from $Q$ is an open
problem. We show that this is not so up to degree $9$. We also
give the (apparently) first examples of knots not distinguished
by 2-cable HOMFLY polynomials which are not mutants. Our calculations
provide evidence of a negative answer to the question whether Vassiliev
knot invariants of degree $d \le 10$ are determined by the HOMFLY and
Kauffman polynomials and their 2-cables, and for the existence of
algebras of such Vassiliev invariants not isomorphic to the algebras
of their weight systems.
Categories:57M25, 57M27, 20F36, 57M50 |
25. CJM 2006 (vol 58 pp. 1144)
Partial $*$-Automorphisms, Normalizers, and Submodules in Monotone Complete $C^*$-Algebras For monotone complete $C^*$-algebras
$A\subset B$ with $A$ contained in $B$ as a monotone closed
$C^*$-subalgebra, the relation $X = AsA$
gives a bijection between the set of all
monotone closed linear subspaces $X$ of $B$ such that
$AX + XA \subset X$
and
$XX^* + X^*X \subset A$
and a set of certain partial
isometries $s$ in the ``normalizer" of $A$ in $B$,
and similarly for the map $s \mapsto \Ad s$
between the latter set and a set of certain ``partial $*$-automorphisms"
of $A$.
We introduce natural inverse semigroup
structures in the set of such $X$'s and the set of
partial $*$-automorphisms of $A$, modulo a certain relation, so that
the composition of these maps induces an inverse semigroup
homomorphism between them.
For a large enough $B$ the homomorphism becomes surjective and
all the partial $*$-automorphisms of
$A$ are realized via partial isometries in $B$.
In particular, the inverse semigroup associated with
a type ${\rm II}_1$ von Neumann factor,
modulo the outer automorphism group,
can be viewed as the fundamental group of the factor.
We also consider the $C^*$-algebra version of these results.
Categories:46L05, 46L08, 46L40, 20M18 |