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Abstract

The seminar is aimed at graduate students and early career researchers, and it will showcase both surveys of particular topics, and the latest developments, in Schubert Calculus and related areas. All speakers are encouraged to make at least the first half of their talks introductory and strictly accessible to graduate students.

Talks will be Wednesdays from 3:30 PM- 4:30 PM ET. See the schedule below for details.

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Workshop Schedule

Wednesday, February 24, 2021
  • 3:30 - 4:30 pm EST
    Log-Concavity of Littlewood-Richardson Coefficients
    Virtual
    • Avery St. Dizier, Univeristy of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Abstract
    We describe a log-concavity property of the Littlewood--Richardson numbers and explain its connection to the theory of Lorentzian polynomials.
Wednesday, March 3, 2021
  • 4:00 - 5:00 pm EST
    Quantum integrability and Grassmannians
    Virtual
    • Paul Zinn-Justin, The University of Melbourne
    Abstract
    We will investigate in the simplest setting, how an``R-matrix'' (the building block of ``quantum integrable systems'') is attached to the equivariant cohomology of Grassmannians. We will compute the R-matrix in the case of CP^1 and discuss how the result generalizes to arbitrary Grassmannians. As an application, we shall derive the AJSBilley formula (restriction of Schubert classes to fixed points).
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
  • 3:30 - 4:30 pm EST
    Springer fibers and the Delta Conjecture
    Virtual
    • Sean Griffin, Brown University
    Abstract
    Springer fibers are a family of varieties that have remarkable connections to representation theory and combinatorics. Springer constructed an action of the symmetric group on the cohomology ring of a Springer fiber, and used it to geometrically construct the Specht modules (in type A), which are the irreducible representations of the symmetric group. In this talk, I will survey some of the many nice properties of Springer fibers. I will then introduce a new family of varieties generalizing the Springer fibers, and show how they are connected to the (recently proved) Delta Conjecture from algebraic combinatorics. We’ll then use these varieties to geometrically construct the induced Specht modules. This is joint work with Jake Levinson and Alexander Woo.
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
  • 3:30 - 4:30 pm EDT
    Schubert Products for Permutations with Separated Descents
    Virtual
    • Daoji Huang, Brown University
    Abstract
    We say that two permutations w and v have separated descents at position k if w has no descents before k and v has no descents after k. We give a counting formula in terms of reduced word tableaux for computing the structure constants of products of Schubert polynomials indexed by permutations with separated descents. This generalizes previous results by Kogan '00, rediscovered using different methods by Knutson-Yong '04, Lenart '10, and Assaf '17, that solved special cases of this separated descent problem where one of the permutations is required to have a single descent. Our approach uses generalizations of Schutzenberger's jeu de taquin and the Edelman-Greene correspondence via bumpless pipe dreams.
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
  • 3:30 - 4:30 pm EDT
    The isomorphism problem for Schubert varieties.
    Virtual
    • Edward Richmond, Oklahoma State University
    Abstract
    Schubert varieties in the full flag variety of Kac-Moody type are indexed by elements of the corresponding Weyl group. In this talk, I will discuss recent work with William Slofstra where we give a practical criterion for when two such Schubert varieties (from potentially different flag varieties) are isomorphic, in terms of the Cartan matrix and reduced words for the indexing Weyl group elements. As a corollary, we show that two such Schubert varieties are isomorphic if and only if there is an isomorphism between their integral cohomology rings that preserves the Schubert basis. As an application, we show that the isomorphism classes of Schubert varieties in a given flag variety are controlled by graph automorphisms of the Dynkin diagram.
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
  • 2:00 - 3:00 pm EDT
    The unramified affine springer fiber and the nabla operator
    Virtual
    • Erik Carlsson, UC Davis
    Abstract
    I'll present a new result with A. Mellit, which gives a combinatorial formula for a diagonalizing operator for the modified Macdonald polynomials, known as the nabla operator. This formula was discovered by searching for a Schubert-type basis of a certain explicit module from Haiman's polygraph theory, which is identified with both the matrix elements of this operator, and the equivariant homology of the unramified affine Springer fiber studied by Goresky, Kottwitz, and Macpherson.
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
  • 3:30 - 4:30 pm EDT
    Schubert Calculus via bosonic operators
    Virtual
    • Gleb Nenashev, Brown University
    Abstract
    I will present a definition and some important properties of the bosonic operators for back-stable Schubert polynomials. The operators act on the left weak Bruhat order (divided difference and Monk’s rule use the right side action on permutations in my notations). These operators with an extra condition give sufficiently enough linear equations for the structure constants of flag varieties. In particular, they provide a recurrent formula for the structure constants. In some special cases it is easy to check the positivity of the structure constants using this formula, examples will be presented. One of the advantages of our method is that we do not need to use formulas for Schubert polynomials and back-stable Schubert polynomials. Nevertheless if time permits, I will also show how to establish the pipe dreams formula using these operators.
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
  • 3:30 - 4:30 pm EDT
    Schubert Seminar Series
    Virtual
Wednesday, May 5, 2021
  • 3:30 - 4:30 pm EDT
    Schubert Seminar Series
    Virtual

All event times are listed in ICERM local time in Providence, RI (Eastern Daylight Time / UTC-4).

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Application Information

ICERM welcomes applications from faculty, postdocs, graduate students, industry scientists, and other researchers who wish to participate. Some funding may be available for travel and lodging. Graduate students who apply must have their advisor submit a statement of support in order to be considered.

Associated Semester Workshops

Combinatorial Algebraic Geometry
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VIRTUAL ONLY: Algebraic Geometry and Polyhedra
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