Selecta Mathematica

, Volume 23, Issue 1, pp 203–243 | Cite as

Constructible sheaves on nilpotent cones in rather good characteristic

  • Pramod N. Achar
  • Anthony Henderson
  • Daniel Juteau
  • Simon Riche


We study some aspects of modular generalized Springer theory for a complex reductive group G with coefficients in a field \(\Bbbk \) under the assumption that the characteristic \(\ell \) of \(\Bbbk \) is rather good for G, i.e. \(\ell \) is good and does not divide the order of the component group of the centre of G. We prove a comparison theorem relating the characteristic-\(\ell \) generalized Springer correspondence to the characteristic-0 version. We also consider Mautner’s characteristic-\(\ell \) ‘cleanness conjecture’; we prove it in some cases; and we deduce several consequences, including a classification of supercuspidal sheaves and an orthogonal decomposition of the equivariant derived category of the nilpotent cone.

Mathematics Subject Classification

Primary 17B08 20G05 



We thank Carl Mautner for discussions concerning his conjectures, which motivated some of the results in the second half of the paper. We used the development version [19] of the GAP Chevie package [11].


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pramod N. Achar
    • 1
  • Anthony Henderson
    • 2
  • Daniel Juteau
    • 3
  • Simon Riche
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsLouisiana State UniversityBaton RougeUSA
  2. 2.School of Mathematics and StatisticsUniversity of SydneySydneyAustralia
  3. 3.Laboratoire de Mathématiques Nicolas OresmeUniversité de CaenCaen CedexFrance
  4. 4.Université Blaise Pascal - Clermont-Ferrand II, Laboratoire de Mathématiques, CNRS, UMR 6620Aubière CedexFrance

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