1. CJM 2000 (vol 52 pp. 1018)
||Essential Dimensions of Algebraic Groups and a Resolution Theorem for $G$-Varieties |
Let $G$ be an algebraic group and let $X$ be a generically free $G$-variety.
We show that $X$ can be transformed, by a sequence of blowups with smooth
$G$-equivariant centers, into a $G$-variety $X'$ with the following
property the stabilizer of every point of $X'$ is isomorphic to a
semidirect product $U \sdp A$ of a unipotent group $U$ and a
diagonalizable group $A$.
As an application of this result, we prove new lower bounds on essential
dimensions of some algebraic groups. We also show that certain
polynomials in one variable cannot be simplified by a Tschirnhaus
Categories:14L30, 14E15, 14E05, 12E05, 20G10