SMS scnews item created by John Enyang at Mon 16 Apr 2012 1337
Type: Seminar
Distribution: World
Expiry: 21 Apr 2012
Calendar1: 20 Apr 2012 1205-1255
CalLoc1: Carslaw 175
Auth: enyang@penyang.pc (assumed)

Algebra Seminar

Geometric Satake, Springer correspondence, and small representations


Friday 20th April, 12:05--12:55pm, Carslaw 175


Anthony Henderson (University of Sydney)


Geometric Satake, Springer correspondence, and small representations


Let \(k\) be an algebraically closed field. Consider the irreducible representation of \(GL_n(k)\) with highest weight \((\lambda_1-1,\lambda_2-1,\cdots,\lambda_n-1)\) where \(\lambda\) is a partition of \(n\). The \(0\)-weight space of this representation is a representation of \(S_n\), either irreducible or zero (the latter occurring when \(k\) has characteristic \(p\) and \(\lambda\) is not \(p\)-restricted). This construction produces all the irreducible representations of \(S_n\) over \(k\).

I will explain a generalization where \(GL_n\) is replaced by an arbitrary connected reductive group and \(S_n\) by the Weyl group \(W\). The highest weights to consider are those which are small in the sense of Broer. In the characteristic zero case, the resulting representations of \(W\) were calculated by Reeder: they are sometimes reducible, and not all irreducible representations of \(W\) arise.

In joint work with Pramod Achar, Daniel Juteau, and Simon Riche, we describe these representations of \(W\) in a way which makes sense for any characteristic, using the Springer correspondence (as extended to the modular case by Juteau).


After the seminar we will take the speaker to lunch.

See the Algebra Seminar web page for information about other seminars in the series.

John Enyang

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