Thursday, November 2 2017
14:00 - 15:00

Chandrasekhar Hall

Schubert calculus and Gelfand-Zetlin polytopes

Evgeny Smirnov

Higher School of Economics & Independent University of Moscow, Moscow, Russia

We describe an approach to the Schubert calculus on full flag varieties
using the volume polynomial associated with Gelfand-Zetlin polytopes. This
approach allows us to compute the intersection products of Schubert cycles
by intersecting faces of a polytope. We also prove a formula for the
Demazure characters of a given representation of GL(n) via exponential sums
over integral points in faces of the Gelfand-Zetlin polytope associated
with the representation. Time permitting, I will also discuss a (mostly
conjectural) generalization of our approach that would allow to describe
the K-theory of a full flag variety.

I am planning to introduce (or recall) all the definitions on flag
varieties during the talk, no prerequisites are necessary.

The talk is based on a joint work with V.Kiritchenko and V.Timorin.

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