Seminar Event Detail


Date:  Friday, October 29, 2021
Location:  4088 East Hall (3:00 PM to 4:00 PM)

Title:  Stability of stretched root systems, root posets, and shards

Abstract:   Most of the finite and affine Coxeter groups fall into well-behaved infinite families. On the level of Coxeter-Dynkin diagrams, each family is constructed by taking a small graph and inserting a path of variable length into it. If we take an arbitrary Coxeter diagram and stretch it out by inserting a path, does the resulting family of Coxeter groups and related objects behave analogously to the finite and affine families? Do attributes of this family admit a uniform description once we stretch far enough?

In this talk, we'll look at two constructions attached to root systems for a Coxeter group -- the root poset, and Reading's theory of shards -- and see how they grow and stabilize when we stretch. As time permits, we'll talk about connections to the study of preprojective algebras. Based on arXiv:2010.10582.


Speaker:  Will Dana
Institution:  University of Michigan

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