T-Surfaces in the Affine Grassmannian

  • Author / Creator
    Cheng, Valerie
  • In this thesis we examine singularities of surfaces and affine Schubert varieties in the affine Grassmannian $\mathcal{G}/\mathcal{P}$ of type $A^{(1)}$, by considering the action of a particular torus $\widehat{T}$ on $\mathcal{G}/\mathcal{P}$. Let $\Sigma$ be an irreducible $\widehat{T}$-stable surface in $\mathcal{G}/\mathcal{P}$ and let $u$ be an attractive $\widehat{T}$-fixed point with $\widehat{T}$-stable affine neighborhood $\Sigmau$. We give a description of the $\widehat{T}$-weights of the tangent space $Tu(\Sigma)$ of $\Sigma$ at $u$, give some conditions under which $\Sigma$ is nonsingular at $u$, and provide some explicit criteria for $\Sigmau$ to be normal in terms of the weights of $Tu(\Sigma)$. We will also prove a conjecture regarding the singular locus of an affine Schubert variety in $\mathcal{G}/\mathcal{P}$.

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  • Graduation date
    Fall 2010
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    Master of Science
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