Academic Year 2019/2020

Unless otherwise stated, seminars will take place in Seminar Room of the ICMS at the University of Edinburgh.
Please contact the organisers Jelle Hartong (UoE) or Bart Vlaar (HW) with any questions regarding the seminars.
Wednesday, 11 December 2019
ICMS Lecture Theatre (room 5.10)
14:30
Martina Balagović (Newcastle University)
I will review some recent progress on quantum symmetric pair coideal subalgebras of quantum groups, in particular the construction of the universal K matrix, which bears significant resemblance to the construction of the universal R-matrix for the quantum group.
16:00
Christian Korff (University of Glasgow)
The combinatorial R-matrix is a set-theoretic solution of the Yang-Baxter equation which arises in the context of Kashiwara’s crystal base theory, a combinatorial tool in the representation theory of Lie algebras. After some gentle introduction of crystal graphs, the R-matrix will be defined as a crystal graph isomorphism. Using the latter we define a special subset of crystal graph vertices which are shown to be in bijection with so-called cylindric tableaux (an affine version of ordinary Young tableaux). Counting cylindric tableaux yields quantum Kostka numbers, these are integers which are obtained as coefficients when multiplying a Schubert class with a Chern class in the small quantum cohomology ring of the Grassmannian.
Wednesday, 22 January 2020
ICMS Seminar Room (5.02)
14:30
Martin Wolf (University of Surrey)
TBA
16:00
Ed Walton (University of Cambridge)
TBA
Wednesday, 5 February 2020
ICMS Seminar Room (5.02)
14:30
Nat Levine (University of Cambridge)
16:00
Wednesday, 19 February 2020
ICMS Seminar Room (5.02)
14:30
Jan Rosseel (University of Vienna)
TBA
16:00
Wednesday, 4 March 2020
ICMS Seminar Room (5.02)
14:30
Ben Davison (University of Edinburgh)
TBA
16:00
Wednesday, 18 March 2020
ICMS Seminar Room (5.02)
14:30
Sunil Chhita (Durham University)
TBA
16:00
Ricardo Monteiro (Queen Mary University of London)
TBA
Wednesday, 1 April 2020
ICMS Seminar Room (5.02)
14:30
16:00
Wednesday, 15 April 2020
ICMS Seminar Room (5.02)
14:30
Nicolai Reshetikhin (University of California, Berkeley)
16:00
Tomás Ortín (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
Wednesday, 29 April 2020
ICMS Seminar Room (5.02)
14:30
16:00
Wednesday, 13 May 2020
ICMS Seminar Room (5.02)
14:30
16:00
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