2019-03-07 02:30:21 -0500 received badge ● Nice Question (source) 2019-03-06 17:54:27 -0500 received badge ● Student (source) 2019-03-06 17:40:40 -0500 asked a question Branching to Levi Subgroups in Sage In the Sage computer package, there useful exist tools for branching representations of a simple Lie group to a Levi subgroup. See for example the root system $branching Rules \subseteq$ combinatorics in the Sage manual Explicitly, one is branching to subgroup corresponding to a Dynkin sub-diagram, obtained by removing a single node. For example, we can branch from $\operatorname{SL}(n)$ to the subgroup $\operatorname{SL}(n-1)$. However, $\operatorname{SL}(n-1)$ can be considered as "living" in the larger subgroup $\operatorname{SL}(n-1) \times \operatorname{U}(1)$. This is true for every subgroup coming from a deleted node, i.e. one can always take the product of the subgroup with $\operatorname{U}(1)$, to obtain a larger subgroup. How does one branch to this subgroup in Sage. For example, it is done in the LieArt program for mathematica: see A3 of the ArXiv version of Lie Art. Is this also possible in Sage?