suite d to our purposes. Indeed t h i s theorem provides the motivation for most of
the r e s u l t s proved below.
Let A be a base for the root system $ of G, with corresponding Borel
subgroup B =
L e t J
A a n d
e t P
b e t
i e s - t a n c
a r d
determined by B and J. Let wQ be the long word of the Weyl group W of $. If
H Q G i s any subgroup and V i s a rational H-module, l e t V denote V regarded
o *
a s a rational H -module, with action through conjugation by wQ. Let X X
be the opposition involution on $. Then 4.5 of [12] s a y s that if J and K are
* J
proper subset s of A such that J UK = A, and we define H = = (Pj) n PK#
then for any rational Pj-module V we have an isomorphism of PK~modules:
(«) v|?j|pK ,
We will refer to such a twisted intersectio n Hj£ of two standard parabolic
subgroups a s a coupled parabolic system or j u s t a "CPS"-subgroup for
We will briefly indicate how t h i s theorem i s obtained. The proof i s s e t in
the category of k-group schemes. Let G be a reduced algebraic group over k,
and l e t H,L be two subgroup schemes of G. Suppose that L has an open orbit
G c G/H = X. Choose a point f in Q(k) and x e G(k) such that *(x) = f (where K
i s th e quotient map G - G/H). Let L be the stabilize r of x in L: L
= Hx XQ L,
where Hx = x _ 1 Hx. For any rational H-module V, denote by V x the Hx-module V
with action vi a conjugation by x. Then Theorem 4.4 of [12] states : Let
d = codim(X - Q). Then for 0 * i d - l
w e have an isomorphism H^G/^KV)) a
In particular, if d £ 2, v |
s V
. The proof proceeds in
severa l steps . First, one shows that L/L
= Q and that the bundles JUV)|Q and
are isomorphic (in the right category). Next, l e t Z = X - Q. For z e Z,
we have depth Oy _ = Krull dim Oy-^d because X i s smooth. But if V i s finit e
dimensional, L(V) i s locall y free of finit e rank, s o the above give s depth
£(V)2 £ d for al l z e Z. Then by (3.8) of [15] the local cohomology sheave s
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