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1. CJM Online first

Feigin, Evgeny; Finkelberg, Michael; Littelmann, Peter
Symplectic Degenerate Flag Varieties
A simple finite dimensional module $V_\lambda$ of a simple complex algebraic group $G$ is naturally endowed with a filtration induced by the PBW-filtration of $U(\mathrm{Lie}\, G)$. The associated graded space $V_\lambda^a$ is a module for the group $G^a$, which can be roughly described as a semi-direct product of a Borel subgroup of $G$ and a large commutative unipotent group $\mathbb{G}_a^M$. In analogy to the flag variety $\mathcal{F}_\lambda=G.[v_\lambda]\subset \mathbb{P}(V_\lambda)$, we call the closure $\overline{G^a.[v_\lambda]}\subset \mathbb{P}(V_\lambda^a)$ of the $G^a$-orbit through the highest weight line the degenerate flag variety $\mathcal{F}^a_\lambda$. In general this is a singular variety, but we conjecture that it has many nice properties similar to that of Schubert varieties. In this paper we consider the case of $G$ being the symplectic group. The symplectic case is important for the conjecture because it is the first known case where even for fundamental weights $\omega$ the varieties $\mathcal{F}^a_\omega$ differ from $\mathcal{F}_\omega$. We give an explicit construction of the varieties $Sp\mathcal{F}^a_\lambda$ and construct desingularizations, similar to the Bott-Samelson resolutions in the classical case. We prove that $Sp\mathcal{F}^a_\lambda$ are normal locally complete intersections with terminal and rational singularities. We also show that these varieties are Frobenius split. Using the above mentioned results, we prove an analogue of the Borel-Weil theorem and obtain a $q$-character formula for the characters of irreducible $Sp_{2n}$-modules via the Atiyah-Bott-Lefschetz fixed points formula.

Keywords:Lie algebras, flag varieties, symplectic groups, representations
Categories:14M15, 22E46

2. CJM 2012 (vol 64 pp. 721)

Achab, Dehbia; Faraut, Jacques
Analysis of the Brylinski-Kostant Model for Spherical Minimal Representations
We revisit with another view point the construction by R. Brylinski and B. Kostant of minimal representations of simple Lie groups. We start from a pair $(V,Q)$, where $V$ is a complex vector space and $Q$ a homogeneous polynomial of degree 4 on $V$. The manifold $\Xi $ is an orbit of a covering of ${\rm Conf}(V,Q)$, the conformal group of the pair $(V,Q)$, in a finite dimensional representation space. By a generalized Kantor-Koecher-Tits construction we obtain a complex simple Lie algebra $\mathfrak g$, and furthermore a real form ${\mathfrak g}_{\mathbb R}$. The connected and simply connected Lie group $G_{\mathbb R}$ with ${\rm Lie}(G_{\mathbb R})={\mathfrak g}_{\mathbb R}$ acts unitarily on a Hilbert space of holomorphic functions defined on the manifold $\Xi $.

Keywords:minimal representation, Kantor-Koecher-Tits construction, Jordan algebra, Bernstein identity, Meijer $G$-function
Categories:17C36, 22E46, 32M15, 33C80

3. CJM 2012 (vol 65 pp. 66)

Deng, Shaoqiang; Hu, Zhiguang
On Flag Curvature of Homogeneous Randers Spaces
In this paper we give an explicit formula for the flag curvature of homogeneous Randers spaces of Douglas type and apply this formula to obtain some interesting results. We first deduce an explicit formula for the flag curvature of an arbitrary left invariant Randers metric on a two-step nilpotent Lie group. Then we obtain a classification of negatively curved homogeneous Randers spaces of Douglas type. This results, in particular, in many examples of homogeneous non-Riemannian Finsler spaces with negative flag curvature. Finally, we prove a rigidity result that a homogeneous Randers space of Berwald type whose flag curvature is everywhere nonzero must be Riemannian.

Keywords:homogeneous Randers manifolds, flag curvature, Douglas spaces, two-step nilpotent Lie groups
Categories:22E46, 53C30

4. CJM 2011 (vol 64 pp. 669)

Pantano, Alessandra; Paul, Annegret; Salamanca-Riba, Susana A.
The Genuine Omega-regular Unitary Dual of the Metaplectic Group
We classify all genuine unitary representations of the metaplectic group whose infinitesimal character is real and at least as regular as that of the oscillator representation. In a previous paper we exhibited a certain family of representations satisfying these conditions, obtained by cohomological induction from the tensor product of a one-dimensional representation and an oscillator representation. Our main theorem asserts that this family exhausts the genuine omega-regular unitary dual of the metaplectic group.

Keywords:Metaplectic group, oscillator representation, bottom layer map, cohomological induction, Parthasarathy's Dirac Operator Inequality, pseudospherical principal series

5. CJM 2009 (vol 62 pp. 52)

Deng, Shaoqiang
An Algebraic Approach to Weakly Symmetric Finsler Spaces
In this paper, we introduce a new algebraic notion, weakly symmetric Lie algebras, to give an algebraic description of an interesting class of homogeneous Riemann--Finsler spaces, weakly symmetric Finsler spaces. Using this new definition, we are able to give a classification of weakly symmetric Finsler spaces with dimensions $2$ and $3$. Finally, we show that all the non-Riemannian reversible weakly symmetric Finsler spaces we find are non-Berwaldian and with vanishing S-curvature. This means that reversible non-Berwaldian Finsler spaces with vanishing S-curvature may exist at large. Hence the generalized volume comparison theorems due to Z. Shen are valid for a rather large class of Finsler spaces.

Keywords:weakly symmetric Finsler spaces, weakly symmetric Lie algebras, Berwald spaces, S-curvature
Categories:53C60, 58B20, 22E46, 22E60

6. CJM 2009 (vol 61 pp. 961)

Bernon, Florent
Transfert des intégrales orbitales pour les algèbres de Lie classiques
Dans cet article, on consid\`ere un groupe semi-simple $\rmG$ classique r\'eel et connexe. On suppose de plus que $\rmG$ poss\`ede un sous-groupe de Cartan compact. On d\'efinit une famille de sous-alg\`ebres de Lie associ\'ee \`a $\g = \Lie(\rmG)$, de m\^eme rang que $\g$ dont tous les facteurs simples sont de rang $1$ ou~$2$. Soit $\g'$ une telle sous-alg\`ebre de Lie. On construit alors une application de transfert des int\'egrales orbitales de $\g'$ dans l'espace des int\'egrales orbitales de $\g$. On montre que cette application est d\'efinie d\`es que $\g$ ne poss\`ede pas de facteur simple r\'eel de type $\CI$ de rang sup\'erieur ou \'egal \`a $3$. Si de plus, $\g$ ne poss\`ede pas de facteur simple de type $\BI$ de rang sup\'erieur \`a $3$, on montre la surjectivit\'e de cette application de transfert. On utilise cette application de transfert pour obtenir une formule de r\'eduction de l'int\'egrale de Cauchy Harish-Chandra pour les paires duales d'alg\`ebres de Lie r\'eductives $\bigl( \Ug(p,q),\Ug(r,s) \bigr)$ et $\bigl( \Sp(p,q),\Og^*(2n) \bigr)$ avec $p+q = r+s = n$.

Categories:22E30, 22E46

7. CJM 2009 (vol 61 pp. 351)

Graham, William; Hunziker, Markus
Multiplication of Polynomials on Hermitian Symmetric spaces and Littlewood--Richardson Coefficients
Let $K$ be a complex reductive algebraic group and $V$ a representation of $K$. Let $S$ denote the ring of polynomials on $V$. Assume that the action of $K$ on $S$ is multiplicity-free. If $\lambda$ denotes the isomorphism class of an irreducible representation of $K$, let $\rho_\lambda\from K \rightarrow GL(V_{\lambda})$ denote the corresponding irreducible representation and $S_\lambda$ the $\lambda$-isotypic component of $S$. Write $S_\lambda \cdot S_\mu$ for the subspace of $S$ spanned by products of $S_\lambda$ and $S_\mu$. If $V_\nu$ occurs as an irreducible constituent of $V_\lambda\otimes V_\mu$, is it true that $S_\nu\subseteq S_\lambda\cdot S_\mu$? In this paper, the authors investigate this question for representations arising in the context of Hermitian symmetric pairs. It is shown that the answer is yes in some cases and, using an earlier result of Ruitenburg, that in the remaining classical cases, the answer is yes provided that a conjecture of Stanley on the multiplication of Jack polynomials is true. It is also shown how the conjecture connects multiplication in the ring $S$ to the usual Littlewood--Richardson rule.

Keywords:Hermitian symmetric spaces, multiplicity free actions, Littlewood--Richardson coefficients, Jack polynomials
Categories:14L30, 22E46

8. CJM 2004 (vol 56 pp. 945)

Helminck, Aloysius G.; Schwarz, Gerald W.
Smoothness of Quotients Associated \\With a Pair of Commuting Involutions
Let $\sigma$, $\theta$ be commuting involutions of the connected semisimple algebraic group $G$ where $\sigma$, $\theta$ and $G$ are defined over an algebraically closed field $\k$, $\Char \k=0$. Let $H:=G^\sigma$ and $K:=G^\theta$ be the fixed point groups. We have an action $(H\times K)\times G\to G$, where $((h,k),g)\mapsto hgk\inv$, $h\in H$, $k\in K$, $g\in G$. Let $\quot G{(H\times K)}$ denote the categorical quotient $\Spec \O(G)^{H\times K}$. We determine when this quotient is smooth. Our results are a generalization of those of Steinberg \cite{Steinberg75}, Pittie \cite{Pittie72} and Richardson \cite{Rich82b} in the symmetric case where $\sigma=\theta$ and $H=K$.

Categories:20G15, 20G20, 22E15, 22E46

9. CJM 2002 (vol 54 pp. 769)

Miyazaki, Takuya
Nilpotent Orbits and Whittaker Functions for Derived Functor Modules of $\Sp(2,\mathbb{R})$
We study the moderate growth generalized Whittaker functions, associated to a unitary character $\psi$ of a unipotent subgroup, for the non-tempered cohomological representation of $G = \Sp (2,\mathbb{R})$. Through an explicit calculation of a holonomic system which characterizes these functions we observe that their existence is determined by the including relation between the real nilpotent coadjoint $G$-orbit of $\psi$ in $\mathfrak{g}_{\mathbb{R}}^\ast$ and the asymptotic support of the cohomological representation.

Categories:22E46, 22E30

10. CJM 1999 (vol 51 pp. 1135)

Arthur, James
Endoscopic $L$-Functions and a Combinatorial Identity
The trace formula contains terms on the spectral side that are constructed from unramified automorphic $L$-functions. We shall establish an identify that relates these terms with corresponding terms attached to endoscopic groups of $G$. In the process, we shall show that the $L$-functions of $G$ that come from automorphic representations of endoscopic groups have meromorphic continuation.

Categories:22E45, 22E46

11. CJM 1999 (vol 51 pp. 636)

Paul, Annegret
First Occurrence for the Dual Pairs $\bigl(U(p,q),U(r,s)\bigr)$
We prove a conjecture of Kudla and Rallis about the first occurrence in the theta correspondence, for dual pairs of the form $\bigl(U(p,q),U(r,s)\bigr)$ and most representations.


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