### GEORGE MASON
UNIVERSITY

DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICAL
SCIENCES

COLLOQUIUM

NOVEMBER 9, 2018

**Speaker: **
Weiqiang Wang, University of Virginia

**Title: ***
Stability for symmetric groups and Hecke algebras
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**Abstract: **
We will describe a certain stability for the structure constants (with respect to the class sums) of the centers of the group algebras of the symmetric groups S_n for varying n, and its geometric interpretation. We shall then discuss the generalization of such a stability phenomenon for wreath products, Hecke algebras, and finite general linear groups. This talk should be accessible to undergraduate and graduate students.

**Time:** Friday, November 9, 2018, 3:30-4:20 p.m.

**Place:** Exploratory Hall, room 4106

**Refreshments** will be served at 3:00 p.m.

Department of Mathematical Sciences

George Mason University

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