The classification of irreducible representations of pin double covers of Weyl groups was initiated by Schur (1911) for the symmetric group and was completed for the other groups by A. Morris, Read and others about 40 years ago. Recently, a new relation between these projective representations, graded Springer representations, and the geometry of the nilpotent cone has emerged. I will explain these connections and the relation with a Dirac operator for (extended) graded affine Hecke algebras. The talk is partly based on joint work with Xuhua He.
- Algebra Seminar