Combinatorial Representation Theory
by Prof. Dr. Arun Ram
Abstract: Representation theory is the art of studying a group of symmetries by studying actions of the group by linear transformations. Combinatorial representation theory is the art of studying these actions with "toy" models. These models are simple to describe and still powerful enough to display subtle details about structure. Recent years have shown a rapid advancement of
this theory and the connections with harmonic analysis, number theory and mathematical physics are becoming increasingly clear. I will survey one exciting recent advance and indicate its relationship to other parts of mathematics.
For More Information: There will be a morning tea in the Staff Tea Room, Richard Berry building, between 11:00 and 12:00.