SMS scnews item created by John Enyang at Thu 11 Jul 2013 1851
Type: Seminar
Distribution: World
Expiry: 19 Jul 2013
Calendar1: 19 Jul 2013 1205-1255
CalLoc1: Carslaw 373
Auth: enyang@penyang.pc (assumed)

Algebra Seminar

Yangians and slices in the affine Grassmannian


Friday 19th July, 12:05-12:55pm, Carslaw 373


Oded Yacobi (University of Sydney)


Yangians and slices in the affine Grassmannian


I will discuss an ongoing project with Kamnitzer, Webster, and Weekes to study quantizations of slices in the affine Grassmannian. These slices arise as symplectic leaves of the affine Grassmannian and are also natural from the point of view of geometric representation theory. We describe a quantization of these slices constructed from certain quantum groups called Yangians. Currently we are studying categories of modules over these quantizations, with the goal of proving that these categories are endowed with certain Lie algebra actions in the sense of Khovanov-Lauda and Rouquier. This talk will be introductory; no prior knowledge of these ideas will be assumed.


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