November 4, 12:00-13:00 in Carslaw 375
There will be a catered lunch after the talk in the tea room on Carslaw Level 7. Please use the following link to register by Monday 28 October if you plan to attend. https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/geometry-topology-seminar-logarithmic-conca vity-of-schur-polynomials-tickets-76838414767
Schur polynomials are the characters of finite-dimensional irreducible representations of the general linear group. We will discuss both continuous and discrete concavity property of Schur polynomials. There will be one theorem and eight conjectures. No background beyond basic representation theory will be necessary to enjoy the talk. Based on joint work with Jacob Matherne, Karola Mészáros, and Avery St. Dizier.