A subgroup H of an algebraic group G is said to be strongly solvable if H is contained in a Borel subgroup of G. This paper is devoted to establishing relationships between the following three combinatorial classifications of strongly solvable spherical subgroups in reductive complex algebraic groups: Luna’s general classification of arbitrary spherical subgroups restricted to the strongly solvable case, Luna’s 1993 classification of strongly solvable wonderful subgroups, and the author’s 2011 classification of strongly solvable spherical subgroups. We give a detailed presentation of all the three classifications and exhibit interrelations between the corresponding combinatorial invariants, which enables one to pass from one of these classifications to any other.
We study a moduli problem on a nodal curve of arithmetic genus 1, whose solution is an open subscheme in the zastava space for projective line. This moduli space is equipped with a natural Poisson structure, and we compute it in a natural coordinate system. We compare this Poisson structure with the trigonometric Poisson structure on the transversal slices in an affine flag variety. We conjecture that certain generalized minors give rise to a cluster structure on the trigonometric zastava.