Representation Theory Student Seminar 2021 Semester 1
This is a learning seminar on representation theory, aimed at 3rd year undergraduate students, MSc students, as well as PhD students in mathematics or related fields.
In the learning seminar, participants are expected to learn a topic based on the references given, and present their work to the other participants. The audience are expected to ask questions and make comments during the presentation. Discussions tangential to the topics are welcome. The idea is for all participants to actively learn and discuss together.
This semester, the topic is representation theory of symmetric groups. We assume basic knowledge of group theory and linear algebra. The seminar will begin with basic notions of representations of symmetric groups and symmetric functions, and statements of theorems on characters. Then, we will discuss two different approaches to establish these theorems, Zelevinsky’s approach using Hopf algebras and the Vershik-Okounkov approach.
Time: Wednesdays 12-1pm
Location: Zoom (Please contact the organisers for the link)
10 Feb Zhongtian Chen Universal positive self-adjoint Hopf algebra: uniqueness.
Representation Theory Student Seminar 2020 Semester 2
16 Dec Simon Thomas Hopf algebras, irreducible, and primitive elements, II Notes
9 Dec Simon Thomas Hopf algebras, irreducible, and primitive elements, I Notes
2 Dec Davood Nejaty Frobenius’s formula and applications to topology Notes
28 Oct Yifan Guo Representations of finite groups, characters, symmetric groups, III Notes
21 Oct Yifan Guo Representations of finite groups, characters, symmetric groups, II Notes
14 Oct Yifan Guo Representations of finite groups, characters, symmetric groups, I Notes
30 Sep Organisational meeting
|Oct 14/21/28||Representations of finite groups, characters, symmetric groups||[Za] A.1, A.1.2||Yifan Guo|
|Dec 2||Frobenius’s formula and applications||[Za] A.1.3||Davood Nejaty|
|Dec 9/16||Hopf algebras, irreducible, and primitive elements||[Ze] 1.3- 2. (Definition 1.4, Theorem 2.2 and briefly its proof)||Simon Thomas|
|Feb 10, 2021||Universal positive self-adjoint Hopf algebra: uniqueness.||[Ze] 3||Zhongtian Chen|
|Universal positive self-adjoint Hopf algebra: special elements.||[Ze] 4||Ennes Mehmedbasic|
|Symmetric functions, induction and restriction.||[Ze] 5.3, 6||Kshitija Vaidya|
|Gelfand-Zeitlin algebra and Young-Jucys-Murphy elements.||[OV] 1, 2.||Weiying Guo|
|Degenerate affine Hecke algebra and representations.||[OV] 3, 4.||Adam Monteleone|
|Branching theorem.||[OV] 5, 6.||Davood Nejaty|
|Branching rule and Murnaghan–Nakayama rule.||[OV] 7, 8||tba|
|References||[VO] A. M. Vershik and A. Yu. Okounkov, A New Approach to the Representation Theory of the Symmetric Groups. II, arXiv:math.RT/0503040.
[Za] D. Zagier, Applications of the representation theory of finite groups, appendix to Graphs on Surfaces and Their Applications, (2004).
[Ze] A. Zelevinsky, Representations of Finite Classical Groups: A Hopf Algebra Approach, (1981).