MEMBERS SEMINAR | |

Topic: | Some Results on Complete Symmetric Varieties |

Speaker: | Xuhua He |

Affiliation: | IAS |

Date: | Monday, April 24 |

Time/Room: | 4:00pm - 5:00pm/S-101 |

Let G be a semisimple adjoint group. There is a partition of its wonderful compactification into finitely many G-stable pieces, which was introduced by Lusztig. Each piece is a locally trivial fibration over a partial flag variety with fibres isomorphic to a product of a (smaller) reductive group with an affine space. Moreover, there is a bijection between the G-orbits on that piece and the twisted conjugacy classes on that smaller group. In this talk, we will generalize the above results. Let $\sigma$ be an involution on G and H be the subgroup of the elements fixed by $\sigma$. The quotient space G/H is a symmetric variety. We introduce a partition of its completion into finitely many H-stable pieces and show that the pieces have similar properties. If time allows, I will also discuss about the character sheaves.