## On the Projective Geometry of Rational Homogeneous Varieties (2000)

Venue: | Comment. Math. Helv |

Citations: | 22 - 11 self |

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@ARTICLE{Landsberg00onthe,

author = {J. M. Landsberg and Laurent Manivel},

title = {On the Projective Geometry of Rational Homogeneous Varieties},

journal = {Comment. Math. Helv},

year = {2000},

volume = {78},

pages = {65--100}

}

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### Abstract

this paper we determine the varieties of linear spaces on rational homogeneous varieties, provide explicit geometric models for these spaces, and establish basic facts about the local dierential geometry of rational homogeneous varieties. Let G be a complex simple Lie group, P a maximal parabolic subgroup. The space of lines on G=P in its minimal homogeneous embedding was determined in [4] in terms of Lie incidence systems. There is a dichotomy between the cases for which the simple root associated to P is short or not: for non-short roots, the space of lines on G=P is G-homogeneous and can be described using ideas of Tits; for short roots, it is not G-homogeneous. We present a renement of their result, due to [1] (for a parabolic subgroup P which does not need to be maximal), that each connected component of the space of lines consists of exactly two G-orbits

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