Geometry/Physics Seminar

Title: An introduction to categorical Lie algebras
Speaker: Geordie Williamson
Speaker Info: MPI Bonn
Brief Description:
Special Note:

Seminar talk: Why study modular representation theory? Statement of Broué's abelian defect group conjecture for symmetric groups. The picture of Lascoux-Leclerc-Thibon relating representations of the symmetric group with the basic representation of an affine Lie algebra. The definition of a categorical sl_n action, and the solution of Broué's conjecture for the symmetric group by Chuang and Rouquier. If time permits: relations to categorified link homology and the problem of taking tensor products.
Date: Thursday, March 13, 2014
Time: 4:00pm
Where: Lunt 107
Contact Person: Michael Couch
Contact email: mcouch@math.northwestern.edu
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