UIC Graduate Student Seminar

Friday November 30
3:00 pm
636 SEO

Speaker: Bhama Srinivasan

Title: Representation Theory of the Symmetric Group

Abstract: A representation of a finite group is a homomorphism of the group into a group of matrices. In the case when the given group is the symmetric group, combinatorial objects such as "tableaux" can be used to describe the representations. This description of the theory leads to many diverse applications. The talk will give a survey of the theory and some of the applications.