
School of Mathematics and Statistics
Stephen Bigelow
University of Melbourne
Homology and the Hecke algebra.
Friday November 23, 121pm,
Carslaw 375.
I will explain a simple presentation for the irreducible
representations of the Hecke algebra away from roots of unity. This
was obtained from actions of the braid group on homology of certain
spaces related to the punctured disk. I will speculate on possible new
topological insights as to what happens at roots of unity.
