Speaker: Weiqiang Wang, University of Virginia
Stability for symmetric groups and Hecke algebras
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.
Department of Mathematical Sciences
George Mason University
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Fairfax, VA 22030-4444
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