**Date & Time:** Tuesday, November 29, 2011, at 5.00 p.m.

**Venue:** Ramanujan Hall

**Title:**Representations of the general linear and symmetric groups

**Speaker:** Dr. Upendra Kulkarni

**Abstract:** I will show how irreducible algebraic representations of the
general linear group can be constructed in an elementary way using only
multilinear algebra. I will also discuss some interesting connections
between representation theories of the general linear and symmetric
groups. Time permitting, I will sketch what happens in positive
characteristic.