Friday, April 29 2016
11:30 - 13:00

Alladi Ramakrishnan Hall

Thesis Defense: On bases for local Weyl modules in type A

B Ravinder

TIFR Mumbai

We study the Chari-Pressley-Loktev bases for local Weyl modules of the current algebra sl_{r+1}[t]:

1. As convenient parametrizing sets of these bases, we introduce the notion of partition overlaid patterns (POPs).

2. The notion of a POP leads naturally to the notion of area of a pattern. We observe that there is a unique pattern of maximal area among all those with a given bounding sequence and given weight.

3. We prove the "stability" of Chari-Pressley-Loktev bases with respect to inclusions of local Weyl modules in the case r=1 and state it as a conjecture for r>1.

4. In order to state the stability conjecture, we establish a certain bijection between colored partitions and POPs, which is of interest in itself.

5. The grade zero basis elements form a basis for the corresponding irreducible representation space of sl_{r+1}. We prove a triangular relationship
between this basis and the classical Gelfand-Tsetlin basis.

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