
Journal of Lie Theory 27 (2017), No. 3, 637655 Copyright Heldermann Verlag 2017 On the Reductive Monoid Associated to a Parabolic Subgroup Jonathan Wang Dept. of Mathematics, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, U.S.A. jpwang@math.uchicago.edu [Abstractpdf] Let $G$ be a connected reductive group over a perfect field $k$. We study a certain normal reductive monoid $\overline M$ associated to a parabolic $k$subgroup $P$ of $G$. The group of units of $\overline M$ is the Levi factor $M$ of $P$. We show that $\overline M$ is a retract of the affine closure of the quasiaffine variety $G/U(P)$. Fixing a parabolic $P^$ opposite to $P$, we prove that the affine closure of $G/U(P)$ is a retract of the affine closure of the boundary degeneration $(G \times G)/(P \times_M P^)$. Using idempotents, we relate $\overline M$ to the Vinberg semigroup of $G$. The monoid $\overline M$ is used implicitly in the study of stratifications of Drinfeld's compactifications of the moduli stacks ${\rm Bun}_P$ and ${\rm Bun}_G$. Keywords: Reductive monoid, affine embedding of homogeneous space, boundary degeneration, Vinberg semigroup. MSC: 14M17, 14R20, 20M32 [ Fulltextpdf (363 KB)] for subscribers only. 