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Elitza Hristova

Assistant Professor, PhD

Research Positions

Sep 2015 - Present, Assistant Professor

Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Mar 2014 - Jul 2015, Postdoctoral Researcher

Ruhr University Bochum, Germany


2004 - 2007, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski

Master's degree, Theoretical and Mathematical Physics

Title of Master's Thesis: Geometric quantization of $\mathbb{HP}^n$

2000 - 2004, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski

Bachelor's degree, Computer Science

Scientific Interests

Representation theory of Lie algebras and Lie groups; Applications to Invariant theory; Infinite-dimensional Lie algebras; Momentum maps; Geometric quantization and applications to Physics.


\( \newcommand{\GL} {\mathrm{GL}} \newcommand{\SL} {\mathrm{SL}} \newcommand{\OO} {\mathrm{O}} \newcommand{\SO} {\mathrm{SO}} \newcommand{\Sp} {\mathrm{Sp}} \newcommand{\g} {\mathfrak{g}} \def\CC {{\mathbb C}} %% complex numbers \def\RR {{\mathbb R}} %% real numbers \def\NN {{\mathbb N}} %% natural numbers \def\QQ {{\mathbb Q}} %% rational numbers \def\ZZ {{\mathbb Z}} %% integers \def\PP {{\mathbb P}} %% projective \def\XX {{\mathbb X}} %% sphere \def\mk {\mathfrak} \newcommand{\gl} {\mathrm{gl}} \renewcommand{\sl} {\mathrm{sl}} \newcommand{\so} {\mathrm{so}} \renewcommand{\o} {\mathrm{o}} \renewcommand{\sp} {\mathrm{sp}} \)


Vesselin Drensky, Elitza Hristova

Invariants of symplectic and orthogonal groups acting on $\GL(n,\CC)$-modules, submitted. arXiv:1707.05893.


Let $\GL(n) = \GL(n, \CC)$ denote the complex general linear group and let $G \subset \GL(n)$ be one of the classical complex subgroups $\OO(n)$, $\SO(n)$, and $\Sp(2k)$ (in the case $n = 2k$). We take a polynomial $\GL(n)$-module $W$ and consider the symmetric algebra $S(W)$. Extending previous results for $G=\SL(n)$, we develop a method for determining the Hilbert series $H(S(W)^G, t)$ of the algebra of invariants $S(W)^G$. Then we give explicit examples for computing $H(S(W)^G, t)$. As a further application, we extend our method to compute also the Hilbert series of the algebras of invariants $\Lambda(S^2 V)^G$ and $\Lambda(\Lambda^2 V)^G$, where $V = \CC^n$ denotes the standard $\GL(n)$-module.

Elitza Hristova, Ivan Penkov

Decomposition of cohomology of vector bundles on homogeneous ind-spaces, C. R. Acad. Bulg. Sci. 70 (2017), No 7, 907-916. arXiv:1703.05086.


Let $G$ be a locally semisimple ind-group, $P$ be a parabolic subgroup, and $E$ be a finite-dimensional $P$-module. We show that, under a certain condition on $E$, the nonzero cohomologies of the homogeneous vector bundle $\OO_{G/P}(E^*)$ on $G/P$ induced by the dual $P$-module $E^*$ decompose as direct sums of cohomologies of bundles of the form $\OO_{G/P}(R)$ for (some) simple constituents $R$ of $E^*$. In the finite-dimensional case, this result is a consequence of the Bott-Borel-Weil theorem and Weyl's semisimplicity theorem. In the infinite-dimensional setting we consider, there is no relevant semisimplicity theorem. Instead, our results are based on the injectivity of the cohomologies of the bundles $\OO_{G/P}(R)$.

Elitza Hristova, Tomasz Maciazek, Valdemar V. Tsanov

On momentum images of representations and secant varieties, preprint. arXiv:1504.01110.


Let $K$ be a connected compact semisimple group and $V_\lambda$ be an irreducible unitary representation with highest weight $\lambda$. We study the momentum map $\mu:\PP(V_\lambda)\to\mk k^*$. The intersection $\mu(\PP)^+=\mu(\PP)\cap{\mk t}^+$ of the momentum image with a fixed Weyl chamber is a convex polytope called the momentum polytope of $V_\lambda$. We construct an affine rational polyhedral convex cone $\Upsilon_\lambda$ with vertex $\lambda$, such that $\mu(\PP)^+\subset\Upsilon_\lambda \cap {\mk t}^+$. We show that equality holds for a class of representations, including those with regular highest weight. For those cases, we obtain a complete combinatorial description of the momentum polytope, in terms of $\lambda$. We also present some results on the critical points of $||\mu||^2$. Namely, we consider the existence problem for critical points in the preimages of Kirwan's candidates for critical values. Also, we consider the secant varieties to the unique complex orbit $\XX\subset\PP$, and prove a relation between the momentum images of the secant varieties and the degrees of $K$-invariant polynomials on $V_\lambda$.

Elitza Hristova

Branching laws for tensor modules over classical locally finite Lie algebras, Journal of Algebra 397 (2014), 278-314. arXiv:1304.7937.


Let $\g'$ and $\g$ be isomorphic to any two of the Lie algebras $\gl(\infty), \sl(\infty), \sp(\infty)$, and $\so(\infty)$. Let $M$ be a simple tensor $\g$-module. We introduce the notion of an embedding $\g' \subset \g$ of general tensor type and derive branching laws for triples $\g', \g, M$, where $\g' \subset \g$ is an embedding of general tensor type and $M$ is a simple tensor $\g$-module. More precisely, since $M$ is in general not semisimple as a $\g'$-module, we determine the socle filtration of $M$ over $\g'$. Due to the description of embeddings of classical locally finite Lie algebras given in [DP], our results hold for all possible embeddings $\g' \subset \g$ unless $\g' \cong \gl(\infty)$.

[DP] I. Dimitrov, I. Penkov, Locally semisimple and maximal subalgebras of the finitary Lie algebras gl($\infty$), sl($\infty$), so($\infty$), and sp($\infty$), J. Algebra 322 (2009), 2069-2081.


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Institute of Mathematics and Informatics

Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

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