On the separation property of orbits |
Abstract: A subvariety X of a complex vector space V is said to have the "separation property" if the following holds: (SP) For any pair (a,b) of linearly independent linear functions on V there is a point x of X such that a(x) = 0 and b(x) not= 0. We study this property in the case where V is a representation of a reductive group and X an orbit. So far, we have some partial results which, in particular, answer the original question asked by Jantzen: "Does the highest weight orbit in the adjoint representation of a simple group have the separation property?" It also turned out that there are interesting relations to problems concerning decompositions of tensor products. |
Web page: Alexandru I. Suciu | Created: February 12, 2001 Updated: February 13, 2001 | |
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