Monday, February 19, 2024

Pedro Ribeiro (Porto, Portugal) - Thursday, Feb 22, 2024 - 4:00 PM (IST)

 Dear all,

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Arvind Ayyer (IISc.) - Thursday, Feb 8, 2024 - 4:30 PM (IST)

 Dear all,

The next talk is by Arvind Ayyer of the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. The talk announcement follows. Please note that the talk is half an hour later than our usual meeting time. 

Talk Announcement: 

Title: A new combinatorial formula for the modified Macdonald polynomials
Speaker:  Arvind Ayyer (IISc, Bangalore, India)
When: Feb 8, 2024, 4:30 PM- 5:30 PM IST (Note special time) 

Where: Zoom: Please write to the organisers for the link

Macdonald polynomials are a remarkable family of symmetric
functions that are known to have connections to combinatorics, algebraic
geometry and representation theory. The modified Macdonald polynomials 
are obtained from the Macdonald polynomials using an operation called 
plethysm. A combinatorial formula for the latter was given by Haglund, 
Haiman and Loehr in a celebrated work (JAMS, 2004). We will give a new 
combinatorial formula (ALCO 2023).

Recently, a formula for the symmetric Macdonald polynomials was given by 
Corteel, Mandelshtam and Williams in terms of objects called multiline 
queues, which also compute probabilities of a statistical mechanics 
model called the multispecies ASEP on a ring. It is natural to ask 
whether the modified Macdonald polynomials can be obtained using a 
combinatorial gadget for some other statistical mechanics model. We 
answer this question in the affirmative via a multispecies totally 
asymmetric zero-range process (TAZRP) in (arXiv:2209.09859).

These are joint works with J. Martin and O. Mandelshtam.

Friday, January 19, 2024

Ramanujan Special: Frank Garvan (Florida) - Thursday, Jan 25, 2024 - 7:30 PM (IST)

 Happy new year. 

The first talk of the year (on January 25, 2023) is a ``Ramanujan Special". This year's speaker is Frank Garvan. Please note that the talk will be later than usual. A report on the activities of this seminar in 2023 appears in the SIAM newsletter OPSFNET. We hope this year is equally exciting for our group. Please consider the seminar to present your latest preprint. 

Talk Announcement: The 2024 Ramanujan Special

Title: Identities for Ramanujan's Mock Theta Functions and Dyson's Rank


Speaker: Frank Garvan (University of Florida, USA)
When: Jan 25, 2024, 7:30 PM- 8:30 PM IST (9 AM EST) (Note special time) 
(EST= IST - 10:30)
Where: Zoom: Please write to the organisers for the link.

In Ramanujan's Lost Notebook there are identities connecting Ramanujan's fifth order mock theta functions and Dyson's rank mod 5. We extend these connections to Zagier's higher order mock theta functions. We consider Dyson's problem of giving a group-theoretic structure to

the mock theta functions analogous to Hecke's theory of modular forms. From this much surprising symmetry and q-series identities arise in joint work with Rishabh Sarma and Connor Morrow.