Discrete Math Seminar: Nick Olson-Harris

  • Date: 10/01/2019
  • Time: 16:00
Nick Olson-Harris, U. Waterloo

University of British Columbia


When are two skew Schur functions the same?


A pair of skew shapes are said to be (skew) equivalent if they admit the same number of semistandard tableaux of any weight; i.e. if their associated skew Schur functions are equal. A complete characterization is known for ribbon shapes (those with no 2×2 square) but the general case is more complicated. I will give a brief survey of existing results in the area and discuss some recent work of my own.    

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Location: ESB 4127