SMS scnews item created by John Enyang at Thu 2 May 2013 1432
Type: Seminar
Distribution: World
Expiry: 11 May 2013
Calendar1: 10 May 2013 1205-1255
CalLoc1: Carslaw 373
Auth: enyang@penyang.pc (assumed)

Algebra Seminar

Spin representations of wreath products


Friday 10th May, 12:05-12:55pm, Carslaw 373


Naihuan Jing (North Carolina State University)


Spin representations of wreath products


According to Schur, spin characters of the symmetric group can be constructed in two parts: an analogous Frobenius formula using Schur's \(Q\)-functions; Schur's spin tensor products and Clifford algebras. For the wreath products of the symmetric group with an arbitrary finite group, the first part was generalized by twisted vertex operators using ideas of the McKay correspondence (jointly with Frenkel and Wang).

In this talk I will first review briefly the first part, then I will talk about recent results (with X. Hu) on getting other spin character values.


We will take the speaker to lunch after the talk.

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

John Enyang