Moduli of nondegenerate unipotent representations in characteristic zero

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Abstract

With this work we initiate a study of the representations of a unipotent group over a field of characteristic zero from the modular point of view. Let $G$ be such a group. The stack of all representations of a fixed finite dimension $n$ is badly behaved. We introduce an invariant, $w$, of $G$, its \textit{width}, as well as a certain nondegeneracy condition on representations, and we prove that nondegenrate representations of dimension $n \le w+1$ form a quasi-projective variety. Our definition of the width is opaque; as a first attempt to elucidate its behavior, we prove that it is bounded by the length of a composition series. Finally, we study the problem of gluing a pair of nondegenerate representations along a common subquotient.
Original languageEnglish GB
StatePublished - 2010

Publication series

NameArxiv preprint

Keywords

  • Mathematics - Algebraic Geometry
  • Mathematics - Representation Theory
  • 14D23
  • 14L30
  • 17B30
  • 20G05

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