Thursday, May 19 2016
11:30 - 12:30

Alladi Ramakrishnan Hall

Relating tensor structures on representations of general linear and symmetric groups

Upendra Kulkarni


For polynomial representations of GLn of a fixed degree, H. Krause defined a new “internal tensor product” using the language of strict polynomial functors. We show that over an arbitrary commutative base ring k, the Schur functor carries this internal tensor product to the usual Kronecker tensor product of symmetric group representations. This is true even at the level of derived categories. The new tensor product is a substantial enrichment of the Kronecker tensor product. E.g. in modular representation theory it brings in homological phenomena not visible on the symmetric group side. We calculate the internal tensor product over any k in several interesting cases involving classical functors and the Weyl functors. We show an application to the Kronecker problem in characteristic zero when one partition has two rows or is a hook. This is joint work with Shraddha Srivastava and K. V. Subrahmanyam.

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