Prehomogeneous spaces for Borel subgroups of general linear groups

Simon Goodwin, L Hille

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Let k be an algebraically closed field. Let B be the Borel subgroup of GLn(k) consisting of nonsingular upper triangular matrices. Let b = Lie B be the Lie algebra of upper triangular n x n matrices and u the Lie subalgebra of b consisting of strictly upper triangular matrices. We classify all Lie ideals n of b, satisfying u' subset of n subset of u, such that B acts (by conjugation) on n with a dense orbit. Further, in case B does not act with a dense orbit, we give the minimal codimension of a B-orbit in n. This can be viewed as a first step towards the difficult open problem of classifying of all ideals n C u such that B acts on n with a dense orbit. The proofs of our main results require a translation into the representation theory of a certain quasi-hereditary algebra A(t,1). In this setting we find the minimal dimension of Ext(At-1)(1) (M, M) for a Delta-good A(t,1)-module of certain fixed Delta-dimension vectors.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)475-498
Number of pages24
JournalTransformation Groups
Issue number3
Early online date22 Aug 2007
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2007


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