# Questions tagged [lie-groups]

Lie Groups are Groups that are additionally smooth manifolds such that the multiplication and the inverse maps are smooth.

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### Gram-Schmidt map as a Riemannian submersion

We equip $\mathrm{GL}(n,\mathbb{R})$ and $\mathrm{O}(n)$ with their left-invariant metrics, whose restrictions to the corresponding neutral elements is the standard inner product $\mathrm{Trace}(AB^{\...

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### Real points of reductive groups and connected components

Let $\mathbf G$ be a connected reductive group over $\mathbb R$, and let $G = \mathbf G(\mathbb R)$. Then $G$ is not necessarily connected as a Lie group, e.g. $\mathbf G = \operatorname{GL}_n$. ...

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### An easier reference than “On the Functional Equations Satisfied by Eisenstein Series”?

I'd like to learn about Eisenstein series so I started reading "On the Functional Equations Satisfied by Eisenstein Series"by Langlands.
http://www.sunsite.ubc.ca/DigitalMathArchive/Langlands/pdf/...

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### Basic notation question involving Lie Groups and Lie algebras

I just started reading "On the functional equations satisfied by Eisentstein series" by Langlands http://publications.ias.edu/sites/default/files/Eisenstein-ps.pdf . I wasn't sure of some notation/...

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### Compact image of adjoint action

Let $G$ be a connected Lie group and $H$ a connected Lie-subgroup.
Suppose that for every compact subset $K\subset G/H$ the $H$-orbit $H.K$ is relatively compact in $G/H$.
Is it true that the image ...

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### $SO(m+1)$-equivariant maps from $S^m$ to $S^m$

Let $G=SO(m+1)$ , $m \geq 2$, act in the standard way on $S^m$.
Let $F:S^m \to S^m$ be a $G$-equivariant map, i.e., $g F(g^{-1}x) =F(x)$ for all $x \in S^m$ and $g \in G$.
Question 1: Is F the ...

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### Simple modules for direct sum of simple Lie algebras

I think that the following statement is true, but I do not know how to prove it.
Let $\mathfrak{g}_1$ and $\mathfrak{g}_2$ be two real simple Lie algebras. If $M$ is a (infinite dimensional) complex ...

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### Homotopy classes of maps between special unitary Lie group. Correction [duplicate]

An hour ago I asked a question (under the same title) but I used a wrong notation. Here is the improved version.
We consider a special unitary Lie group $SU(n)$. Then its center is $\mathbb{Z}_n$ and ...

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### Homotopy classes of maps between special unitary Lie groups

I am sorry to mislead the notations: $SU(n)$ should be replaced by $PSU(n)$. I will reformulate it now.
We consider the special unitary Lie group $SU(n)$. Then its center is $\mathbb{Z}_n$ and we ...

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### Homotopy of group actions

Let $G$ be a topological group and $X$ be a topological space.
Let $\alpha$, $\beta:G\times X\to X$ be two group actions. We say that these two actions are homotopic actions if there is a continuous ...

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### More general form of Fourier inversion formula

My question begins as follows: Suppose $G$ is a compact (Lie) group and $A$ is a $G$-module, and denote the action of $G$ on $A$ by $\alpha$. Fix $a\in A$ and view
$$
f:g\mapsto \alpha_g(a)
$$
as an $...

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### Definition of a Dirac operator

So it seems that a Dirac operator acting on spinors on $\psi=\psi(\mathfrak{su}(2),\mathbb{C}^2)$ can be written in this case simply as:
$D=\sum_{i,j} E_{ij}\otimes e_{ji}$, where $E_{ij}$ are ...

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### A converse of Cartan's automatic continuity theorem

Let $G$ be a compact real Lie group. We say that $G$ has property $(*)$ if every abstract automorphism of $G$ is continuous. A theorem of Cartan says that if $G$ has perfect Lie algebra, it has ...

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### Milnor's conjecture on Lie group (co)homology and forgetful functor of extensions

Let $G$ and $H$ be compact Lie groups, Consider $Ext_{Lie}(G,H)$ the set of isomorphism of extensions of Lie groups:
$$
1\rightarrow G\rightarrow M\rightarrow H\rightarrow 1
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There exists a ...

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### Extensions of compact Lie groups

Let $G$, $H$ be two compact Lie groups (possibly disconnected). Two short exact sequences of compact Lie groups
$$
0\rightarrow G\rightarrow M_1 \rightarrow H\rightarrow 0,
$$
$$
0\rightarrow G\...