Abstract:
Let G be a connected reductive algebraic group over an algebraically closed field of characteristic p, g the Lie algebra of G and g* the dual vector space of g. This thesis is concerned with nilpotent orbits in g and g* and the Springer correspondence for g and g* when p is a bad prime. Denote W the set of isomorphism classes of irreducible representations of the Weyl group W of G. Fix a prime number 1 7 p. We denote ... the set of all pairs (c, F), where c is a nilpotent G-orbit in g (resp. g*) and F is an irreducible G-equivariant Q1-local system on c (up to isomorphism). In chapter 1, we study the Springer correspondence for g when G is of type B, C or D (p = 2). The correspondence is a bijective map from W to 2t.. In particular, we classify nilpotent G-orbits in g (type B, D) over finite fields of characteristic 2. In chapter 2, we study the Springer correspondence for g* when G is of type B, C or D (p = 2). The correspondence is a bijective map from ... . In particular, we classify nilpotent G-orbits in g* over algebraically closed and finite fields of characteristic 2. In chapter 3, we give a combinatorial description of the Springer correspondence constructed in chapter 1 and chapter 2 for 8 and g*. In chapter 4, we study the nilpotent orbits in 8* and the Weyl group representations that correspond to the pairs ... under Springer correspondence when G is of an exceptional type. Chapters 1, 2 and 3 are based on the papers [X1, X2, X3]. Chapter 4 is based on some unpublished work.

Description:
Thesis (Ph. D.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Mathematics, 2010.; Cataloged from PDF version of thesis.; Includes bibliographical references (p. 109-112).