Mathematics & Statistics Colloquium - Dr Matthew Fayers

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 - 15:00
MS Teams

Title: The Mullineux map

Speaker: Dr Matthew Fayers, School of Mathematical Sciences, Queen Mary University of London

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The Mullineux map is a function on partitions which arises in the representation theory of the symmetric group. The Mullineux problem is to describe this function purely combinatorially. I will describe the background and the history of this problem and explain the known combinatorial solutions, and then talk about a new solution based on crystals and regularisation.