Séminaire de Mathématique

Cartan Projections of some Nonreductive Subgroups

by Prof. Yosuke Morita (Université de Kyoto & IHES)

Amphithéâtre Léon Motchane (IHES)

Amphithéâtre Léon Motchane


Le Bois Marie 35, route de Chartres 91440 Bures-sur-Yvette

Let G be a real reductive Lie group and H a closed subgroup of G. According to the Benoist-Kobayashi criterion, the properness of an action on G/H is controlled by the Cartan projection of H. In this talk, we give some examples of closed subgroups that are not reductive in G but whose Cartan projection is computable (one example is an abelian horospherical subgroup of G). Applying these nonreductive subgroups, we show that some homogeneous spaces of reductive type do not have compact Clifford-Klein forms.

Organized by

Fanny Kassel