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## Arbeitsgebiete

- Algebraische Lie Theorie
- Algebraische Gruppen
- Darstellungstheorie
- Endliche Gruppen vom Lie-Typ
- Hyperebenenarrangements
- Spiegelungsarrangements

- DFG project: Serre's notion of Complete Reducibility and Geometric Invariant Theory (within the
DFG Priority Programme in Representation Theory).

- DFG project: Computational aspects of the Cohomology of Coxeter arrangements: On Conjectures of Lehrer-Solomon and Felder-Veselov (within the
DFG Priority Programme "Algorithmic and experimental methods in Algebra,
Geometry and Number Theory").

- DFG project: Arrangements of complex reflection groups: Geometry and combinatorics (joint with M. Cuntz (Kaiserslautern) within the
DFG Priority Programme "Algorithmic and experimental methods in Algebra, Geometry and Number Theory").

- DFG project: Inductive freeness and rank-generating functions for arrangements of ideal type: Two conjectures of Sommers and Tymoczko revisited (within the DFG GEPRIS).

- DFG project: On the Cohomology of complements of complex reflection arrangements (within the DFG GEPRIS).

- DFG project: Inductive freeness of Ziegler's canonical multiplicity (within the DFG GEPRIS).

- DFG project: Overgroups of distinguished unipotent elements in reductive groups (within the DFG GEPRIS).

- DFG project: On hyperfactored and recursively factored arrangements (within the DFG GEPRIS).

- Publications on
MathSciNet.

- Recent preprints on the
ArXiv.

- Latest preprints:

G-complete reducibility and saturation

Michael Bate, Sören Böhm, Alastair Litterick, and Benjamin Martin

Abstract:

Let H < G be connected reductive linear algebraic groups defined over an algebraically closed field of characteristic p> 0. In our first principal theorem we show that if a closed subgroup K of H is H-completely reducible, then it is also G-completely reducible in the sense of Serre, under some restrictions on p, generalising the known case for G = GL(V). Our second main theorem shows that if K is H-completely reducible, then the saturation of K in G is completely reducible in the saturation of H in G (which is again a connected reductive subgroup of G), under suitable restrictions on p, again generalising the known instance for G = GL(V). We also study saturation of finite subgroups of Lie type in G. Here we generalise a result due to Nori from 1987 in case G = GL(V).

math.RT/2401.16927

Flag-accurate arrangements

with Paul Mücksch and Tan Nhat Tran

Abstract:

In [MR21], the first two authors introduced the notion of an accurate arrangement, a particular notion of freeness. In this paper, we consider a special subclass, where the property of accuracy stems from a flag of flats in the intersection lattice of the underlying arrangement. Members of this family are called flag-accurate. One relevance of this new notion is that it entails divisional freeness. There are a number of important natural classes which are flag-accurate, the most prominent one among them is the one consisting of Coxeter arrangements. This warrants a systematic study which is put forward in the present paper. More specifically, let A be a free arrangement of rank r. Suppose that for every d between 1 and r, the first d exponents of A -- when listed in increasing order -- are realized as the exponents of a free restriction of A to some intersection of reflecting hyperplanes of A of dimension d. Following [MR21], we call such an arrangement A with this natural property accurate. If in addition the flats involved can be chosen to form a flag, we call A flag-accurate. We investigate flag-accuracy among reflection arrangements, extended Shi and extended Catalan arrangements, and further for various families of graphic and digraphic arrangements. We pursue these both from theoretical and computational perspectives. Along the way we present examples of accurate arrangements that are not flag-accurate. The main result of [MR21] shows that MAT-free arrangements are accurate. We provide strong evidence for the conjecture that MAT-freeness actually entails flag-accuracy.

math.CO/2302.00343

Inductive Freeness of Ziegler's Canonical Multiderivations for Restrictions of Reflection Arrangements

with Torsten Hoge and Sven Wiesner

Abstract:

Let A be a free hyperplane arrangement. In 1989, Ziegler showed that the restriction A'' of A to any hyperplane endowed with the natural multiplicity k is then a free multiarrangement. Recently, in [Hoge-Röhrle2022], an analogue of Ziegler's theorem for the stronger notion of inductive freeness was proved: if A is inductively free, then so is the free multiarrangement (A'',k)$. In [Hoge-Röhrle2018], all reflection arrangements which admit inductively free Ziegler restrictions are classified. The aim of this paper is an extension of this classification to all restrictions of reflection arrangements utilizing the aforementioned fundamental result from [Hoge-Röhrle2022].

math.GR/2210.00436

Inductive Freeness of Ziegler's Canonical Multiderivations

with Torsten Hoge

Abstract:

Let A be a free hyperplane arrangement. In 1989, Ziegler showed that the restriction A'' of A to any hyperplane endowed with the natural multiplicity k is then a free multiarrangement (A'',k). The aim of this paper is to prove an analogue of Ziegler's theorem for the stronger notion of inductive freeness: if A is inductively free, then so is the multiarrangement (A'',k). In a related result we derive that if a deletion A' of A is free and the corresponding restriction A'' is inductively free, then so is (A'',k) -- irrespective of the freeness of A. In addition, we show counterparts of the latter kind for additive and recursive freeness.

math.CO/2204.09540

Invariants and semi-invariants in the cohomology of the complement of a reflection arrangement

with J. Matthew Douglass and Götz Pfeiffer

Abstract:

Suppose V is a finite dimensional, complex vector space, A is a finite set of codimension one subspaces of V, and G is a finite subgroup of the general linear group GL(V) that permutes the hyperplanes in A. In this paper we study invariants and semi-invariants in the graded QG-module H^*(M(A)), where M(A) denotes the complement in V of the hyperplanes in A and H^* denotes rational singular cohomology, in the case when G is generated by reflections in V and A is the set of reflecting hyperplanes determined by G, or a closely related arrangement. Our first main result is the construction of an explicit, natural (from the point of view of Coxeter groups) basis of the space of invariants, H^*(M(A))^G. In addition to providing a conceptual proof of a conjecture due to Felder and Veselov for Coxeter groups, this result extends the latter to all finite complex reflection groups. Moreover, we prove that determinant-like characters of complex reflection groups do not occur in H^*(M(A)). This extends to all finite complex reflection groups a result proved for Weyl groups by Lehrer.

math.RT/2009.12847

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Former and current PhD students:**

Simon Goodwin
(University of Birmingham)

Michael Bate
(University of York)

Russell Fowler (Npower)

Glenn Ubly (NHS)

Sebastian Herpel (Barmenia Allgemeine Versicherungs-AG)

Peter Mosch (Volkswohl Bund)

Nils Amend (Volkswohl Bund)

Anne Schauenburg (Aldi International Services)

Maike Gruchot (Barmenia Krankenversicherung AG)

Tilman Möller

Falk Bannuscher

Sören Böhm

Sven Wiesner

Lorenzo Giordani

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