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.