Combinatorics in the representation theory of the symmetric group

4 May 2016
11:00
to
12:30
Kieran Calvert
Abstract

Since the symmetric group is a finite group it’s representation theory is not too complex, however in this special case we can realise these representations in a particular nice combinatorial way using young tableaux and young symmetrizers. I will introduce these ideas and use them to describe the representation theory of Sn over the complex numbers.