Mathematics
Seminar



Rocky Mountain Algebraic Combinatorics Seminar
On Galois Automorphisms Acting on Characters and Navarro's Sylow 2Normalizer Conjectures
Amanda Schaeffer Fry
Metropolitan State
Navarro has conjectured a necessary and sufficient condition
for a finite group G to have a selfnormalizing Sylow 2subgroup, which
is given in terms of the behavior of the ordinary irreducible characters
of G under a specific Galois automorphism. NavarroTiepVallejo have
conjectured a similar statement regarding groups whose Sylow 2normalizers
contain a single irreducible 2Brauer character. Thanks to reduction
theorems proved by myself and NavarroVallejo, respectively, a large part of
the proofs of these conjectures is to understand the action of this Galois
automorphism on characters of groups of Lie type. I will discuss the
recent proof of these conjectures, including a description of the
action of Galois automorphisms on characters of groups of Lie type. (Some
portions of these results are joint work with J. Taylor.)
Khovanov's Heisenberg category, moments in free probability, and shifted
symmetric functions
Henry Kvinge
Colorado State University
Khovanov introduced a remarkable monoidal category H, known as
the Heisenberg category. H is defined via a calculus of planar
diagrams and conjecturally categorifies the Heisenberg algebra. In this talk
we will explore some of the combinatorics associated with H,
showing in particular how the graphical calculus for closed diagrams in
H encodes both the algebra of shifted symmetric functions of
OkounkovOlshanski and moments of Kerov's transition measure on Young
diagrams.
Weber 223
4–6 pm
Friday, September 22, 2017
(Refreshments in Weber 117, 3:30–4 pm)
Colorado State University
This is a joint Denver U / UC Boulder / UC Denver / U of Wyoming / CSU seminar that meets biweekly.
Anyone interested is welcome to join us at a local restaurant for dinner after the talks.
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