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Fusion coefficients via crystal basesStudent-Run Applied & Math Seminar
|Speaker: ||Anne Schilling, UC Davis|
|Location: ||2112 MSB|
|Start time: ||Wed, Apr 20 2011, 12:10PM|
Littlewood-Richardson coefficients are the structure coefficients of Schur functions
in the ring of symmetric functions. There exist beautiful combinatorial descriptions for
these numbers. An easy way to prove these is to use a noncommutative approach due to
Fomin and Greene. We will show how this can be generalized to obtain fusion coefficients
in terms of crystal bases.
I hope to demonstrate in this talk the intriguing and fruitful interaction between
combinatorics, representation theory, and mathematical physics.