Spring 2003

Lectures: |
MW 1:10-2:30pm, Kerr 593 |

Instructor: |
Anne Schilling, Kerr Hall 578, phone: 754-9371, anne@math.ucdavis.edu |

Text: |
Some of the material will be based on the book by I.G. Macdonald "Symmetric Functions and Hall Polynomials", second edition, Oxford Science Publications. We will also use recent papers which I will hand out or announce in class. |

Grading: |
Every registered student is required to present a paper in class. A list of suitable papers and topics will be discussed in class. |

Web: |
http://www.math.ucdavis.edu/~anne/SQ2003/280.html |

- two-parameter Macdonald symmetric functions
- q,t-Kostka polynomials
- bigraded S_n-modules
- combinatorial descriptions of the Kostka polynomials
- generalizations to other root systems

anne@math.ucdavis.edu