Discrete Math Seminar: Natalie Hobson

  • Date: 11/29/2016
  • Time: 16:00
Natalie Hobson, U. Georgia

University of British Columbia


Quantum Kostka and the rank on problem for sl_2m


In this talk we will define and explore an infinite family of vector bundles, known as vector bundles of conformal blocks, on the moduli space M0,n of marked curves. These bundles arise from data associated to a simple Lie algebra. We will show a correspondence (in certain cases) of the rank of these bundles with coefficients in the cohomology of the Grassmannian. This correspondence allows us to use a formula for computing "quantum Kostka" numbers and explicitly characterize families of bundles of rank one by enumerating Young tableaux. We will show these results and illuminate the methods involved.

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Location: ESB 4127