A straightening law for the Drinfel'd Lagrangian Grassmannian
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The Drinfel’d Lagrangian Grassmannian compactiﬁes the space of algebraic maps of ﬁxed degree from the projective line into the Lagrangian Grassmannian. It has a natural projective embedding arising from the highest weight embedding of the ordinary Lagrangian Grassmannian, and one may study its deﬁning ideal in this embedding.The Drinfel’d Lagrangian Grassmannian is singular. However, a concrete description of generators for the deﬁning ideal of the Schubert subvarieties of the Drinfel’d Lagrangian Grassmannian would implythat the singularities are modest. I prove that the deﬁning ideal of any Schubert subvariety is generated by polynomials which give a straightening law on an ordered set. Using this fact, I show that any such subvariety is Cohen-Macaulay and Koszul. These results represent a partial extension of standard monomial theory to the Drinfel’d Lagrangian Grassmannian.
Ruffo, James Vincent (2007). A straightening law for the Drinfel'd Lagrangian Grassmannian. Doctoral dissertation, Texas A&M University. Available electronically from