Mathematische Annalen

, Volume 321, Issue 3, pp 533–551 | Cite as

From moment graphs to intersection cohomology

  • Tom Braden
  • Robert MacPherson


We describe a method of computing equivariant and ordinary intersection cohomology of certain varieties with actions of algebraic tori, in terms of structure of the zero- and one-dimensional orbits. The class of varieties to which our formula applies includes Schubert varieties in flag varieties and affine flag varieties. We also prove a monotonicity result on local intersection cohomology stalks.

Mathematics Subject Classification (1991): 32S60, 14M15, 58K70 


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tom Braden
    • 1
  • Robert MacPherson
    • 2
  1. 1.Harvard University, Department of Mathematics, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA (e-mail:
  2. 2.Princeton University, School of Mathematics, Institute for Advanced Study Princeton, NJ 08540, USA (e-mail:

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