Korteweg-de Vries Institute for Mathematics

General Mathematics Colloquium

25Feb2015 11:15 - 12:15


Speaker: Maarten Solleveld (RU)

Title: Weyl groups, the Springer correspondence and their affine versions


In this talk, which is intended for non-specialists, I will discuss some results which I regard as highlights in geometric representation theory.
In his famous 1978 paper, Springer gave a geometric construction of all irreducible  representations of finite Weyl groups. Later this was generalized to representations of affine Weyl groups, a kind of infinite Coxeter groups which act on a vector space by affine transformations. On the basis of examples with symmetric groups and with GL(n,C), I will explain what is going on here.  


Location: KdVI Meeting Room (Science Park 105-107, F3.20) 

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