SMS scnews item created by James East at Mon 22 Nov 2010 1006
Type: Seminar
Modified: Mon 22 Nov 2010 1007
Distribution: World
Expiry: 26 Nov 2010
Calendar1: 26 Nov 2010 1205-1255
CalLoc1: Carslaw 175
Auth: jamese@bari.maths.usyd.edu.au

Algebra Seminar

Combinatorial bases for representations of the Lie superalgebra gl(m|n)

Alex Molev

Friday Movember 26, 12:05--12:55pm, Carslaw 175

Abstract

Covariant tensor representations of gl(m|n) occur as irreducible components of tensor powers of the natural (m+n)-dimensional representation. We construct a basis of each covariant representation which has the property that the natural Lie subalgebras gl(m) and gl(n) act in this basis by the classical Gelfand-Tsetlin formulas. The main role in the construction is played by the fact that the subspace of gl(m)-highest vectors in any finite-dimensional irreducible representation of gl(m|n) carries a structure of an irreducible module over the Yangian Y(gl(n)). One consequence is a new proof of the character formula for the covariant representations first found by Berele and Regev and by Sergeev.

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James East james.east@sydney.edu.au


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