The mysterious Littlewood-Richardson coefficientsAlgebra & Discrete Mathematics
|Speaker:||Prof Igor Pak, Univ. of California, Los Angeles|
|Start time:||Mon, May 5 2014, 12:10PM|
I will survey some recent work on Littlewood-Richardson (LR) coefficients and their generalizations, specifically Kronecker coefficients and various puzzles. I will describe which properties of LR-coefficients allow generalization, and which are unique and remain somewhat mysterious (the Knutson-Tao saturation theorem is one of them). I will also discuss a number of conjectures and open problems. Joint work with Greta Panova and Jed Yang. The talk is aimed at a general audience and if all goes well will be somewhat entertaining. However, if you haven't seen LR-coefficients before, you would be even more mystified than the rest of the audience.