Amritanshu Prasad


The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai


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Areas of Interest

Representation theory




Curriculum Vitae


Pooja Singla

C P Anilkumar

Uday Bhaskar Sharma

Digjoy Paul

Sridhar P Narayanan

S Velmurugan

Tirtharaj Basu

Soumyadip Sarkar

Recent Work

On the Existence of Elementwise Invariant Vectors in Representations of Symmetric Groups
with Amrutha P and Velmurugan S

We determine when a permutation with cycle type $\mu$ admits a non-zero invariant vector in the irreducible representation $V_\lambda$ of the symmetric group. We find that a majority of pairs $(\lambda,\mu)$ have this property, with only a few simple exceptions.

Representation zeta functions of arithmetic groups of type $A_2$ in positive characteristic
with Uri Onn and Pooja Singla

We prove two conjectures regarding the representation growth of groups of type $A_2$. The first, conjectured by Avni, Klopsch, Onn and Voll, regards the uniformity of representation zeta functions over local complete discrete valuation rings. The second is the Larsen--Lubotzky conjecture on the representation growth of irreducible lattices in groups of type $A_2$ in positive characteristic assuming Serre's conjecture on the congruence subgroup problem.

Enumeration of Anti-Invariant Subspaces and the q-Hermite Catalan Matrix
with Samrith Ram, Adv. Appl. Math. 154, 102654, 2024. (arXiv version)

We express the number of anti-invariant subspaces for a linear operator on a finite vector space in terms of the number of its invariant subspaces. When the operator is diagonalizable with distinct eigenvalues, our formula gives a finite-field interpretation for the entries of the $q$-Hermite Catalan matrix. We also obtain an interesting new proof of Touchard's formula for these entries.


Representation Theory: A Combinatorial Viewpoint
Cambridge University Press, 2015.