On orbital variety closure in sln. I. Induced duflo order

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For a semisimple Lie algebra g, the orbit method attempts to assign representations of g to (coadjoint) orbits in g*. Orbital varieties are particular Lagrangian subvarieties of such orbits leading to highest weight representations of g. In sln, orbital varieties are described by Young tableaux. Inclusion relation on orbital variety closures defines a partial order on Young tableaux. Our aim is to describe this order. The paper is devoted to the combinatorial description of induced Duflo order on Young tableaux (the order generated by inclusion of generating subspaces of orbital varieties). This is a very interesting and complex combinatorial question. This is the first paper in the series. In Parts II and III, we use repeatedly the results of this paper as a basis for further study of orbital variety closures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)179-233
Number of pages55
JournalJournal of Algebra
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Algebra and Number Theory


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