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A remark on Mishchenko–Fomenko algebras and regular sequences



In this note, we show that the free generators of the Mishchenko–Fomenko subalgebra of a complex reductive Lie algebra, constructed by the argument shift method at a regular element, form a regular sequence. This result was proven by Serge Ovsienko in the type A at a regular and semisimple element. Our approach is very different, and is strongly based on geometric properties of the nilpotent bicone.


Mishchenko–Fomenko algebra Regular sequence Nilpotent bicone 

Mathematics Subject Classification

17B20 14B05 


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The author is very grateful to Tomoyuki Arakawa and Vyacheslav Futorny for submitting this problem to her attention. She thanks Jean-Yves Charbonnel very much for his useful remarks about this note. Finally, she wishes to thank the anonymous referee for his careful reading and judicious comments.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratoire Paul Painlevé, CNRS U.M.R. 8524Villeneuve d’Ascq CedexFrance

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