### Spring 2018

During the Spring Quarter 2018, we meet Mondays 2-3pm. We will focus on geometric crystals.

April 16 **Wencin Poh** Introduction to crystals

April 23 **Jose Simental Rodriguez** Perfect bases, crystals and functions on U

April 30 **Maria Gillespie** Geometric pre-crystals and crystals (Section 2 of Berenstein and Kazhdan I)

May 7 **Jianping Pan** Tropicalization

May 14 **Gicheol Shin** PhD Thesis: The Rectangular representation of the rational Cherednik algebra of type A

May 21 **Wencin Poh** An example of tropicalization (based on Lam Whittaker functions, geometric crystals, and quantum Schubert calculus, arXiv:1308.5451)