The geometry of generalized Steinberg varieties

Gerhard Roehrle, J Douglass

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For a reductive, algebraic group, G, the Steinberg variety of G is the set of all triples consisting of a unipotent element, u, in G and two Borel subgroups of G that contain u. We define generalized Steinberg varieties that depend on four parameters and analyze in detail two special cases that turn out to be related to distinguished double coset representatives in the Weyl group. Using one of the two special cases, we define a parabolic version of a map from the Weyl group to a set of nilpotent orbits of G in Lie(G) defined by Joseph and study some of its properties. (C) 2003 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)396-416
Number of pages21
JournalAdvances in Mathematics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2004


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