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Tue, 29 Nov 2022

Springer Fibres - Geometrical and Combinatorial Applications

Neil Saunders
(University of Greenwich)

Fibres coming from the Springer resolution on the nilpotent cone are incredibly rich algebraic varieties that have many applications in representation theory and combinatorics. Though their geometry can be very difficult to describe in general, in type A at least, their irreducible components can be described using standard Young tableaux, and this can help describe their geometry in small dimensions. In this talk, I will report on recent and ongoing work with Lewis Topley and separately Daniele Rosso on geometrical and combinatorial applications of the classical ‘type A’ Springer fibres and the ‘exotic’ type C Springer fibres coming from Kato’s exotic Springer correspondence.