Organizers: Emily Peters, Peter Tingley
January  
No talks (please attend special colloquia!  
February  
6 
No talk 

13 
No talk 

20 
Organizational meeting 

27 
Peter Tingley 
Quiver varieties and root multiplicities for symmetric KacMoody algebras 
March  
6  No talk (spring break)  
13 
Nicolas Mayers (Lehigh University) 
Calculating the Index of Poset Algebras 
20 
Marius Radulescu 
Vector Bundles on Elliptic Curves 
27 


April  
3 
Daniele Rosso (Indiana University Northwest) 
Quantum Affine Wreath Algebras 
10 
Aaron Lauve (Loyola) 
Nakayama's Conjecture for Multiplicity Free Families (POSTPONED in favor of URES Preview) 
17 
Christopher Drupieski (DePaul University) 
Some very simple, very explicit examples related to detecting projectivity of modules 
24 
Peter or Tony? 

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Abstracts 

February 27: Peter tingley. Quiver varieties and root multiplicities for symmetric KacMoody algebras
We discuss combinatorial upper bounds on dimensions of certain imaginary root spaces for symmetric KacMoody algebras. These come from a realization of the infinity crystal using quiver varieties. The framework is quite general, but we only work out specifics for one special case. We conjecture that our bound is quite tight, and give both computational evidence and heuristic justification for this conjecture, but unfortunately not a proof.
March 13: Nicholas Mayers. Calculating the Index of Poset Algebras
The index of a Lie algebra is an important algebraic invariant which is usually quite difficult to compute. Recently, there has been a push to find closedform formulas for the index of families of Lie algebras which are combinatorially defined. Much of this work is related to what are known as Seaweed algebras which are subalgebras of sl(n) which can be parametrized by a pair of compositions of n. In this talk I will discuss some recent work related to finding combinatorial formulas for the index of a different family of Lie algebras which are defined via posets.
March 20: Marius Radulescu. Vector Bundles on Elliptic Curves
In his paper "Vector bundles over an elliptic curve," Michael Atiyah classified indecomposable vector bundles of arbitrary rank and degree on elliptic curves. The set of isomorphic classes of indecomposable vector bundles of fixed rank and degree is isomorphic with the Jacobian of the elliptic curve, which in turn is isomorphic with the curve itself. Based on Atiyah's paper, I will provide a detailed description of rank 2, 3 and 4 vector bundles on an elliptic curve.
April 3: Daniele Rosso. Quantum Affine Wreath Algebras
In this talk I will describe generalizations of Type A affine Hecke algebras, which we call quantum affine wreath algebras, that depend on the choice of a fixed Frobenius (or symmetric) algebra. We obtain results about the structures of these algebras, including a basis and the center, as well as their cyclotomic quotients. This is joint work with Alistair Savage.
April 10: Loyola Undergrads. URES Preview
Loyola's Weekend of Excellence, including the "Undergraduate Research and Engagement Symposium, is this weekend. Come see our students present their work then, or during this "dry run" during the usual Seminar time.
April 17: Christopher Drupieski. Some very simple, very explicit examples related to detecting projectivity of modules
In this talk I will present some very simple, very explicit examples related to detecting whether or not a module over some specific Hopf (super)algebras is or is not projective. I'll then discuss how these examples fit into a bigger picture related to cohomology and some associated algebraic varieties.
April ??: Aaron Lauve. Nakayama's Conjecture for Multiplicity Free Families
Given a partition \(\lambda\) of \(n\) and an integer \(p>1\), we may try to remove, iteratively, all border strips of length \(p\) from \(\lambda\). The result is called it's \(p\)core. In 1940, Nakayama made an interesting conjecture about the symmetric group ring \(FS_n\) when \(F\) has characteristic \(p\): the \(p\)cores index the blocks! (When \(p>n\), this reduces to the classic result: partitions index the primitive central idempotents for \(\mathbb CS_n\).) Nakayama's conjectue was proven by Brauer and Robinson only 7 years after it was announced; by now there many proofs available. In this talk, a mix of survey and speculation, we discuss Murphy's proof, which utilizes the infamous JucysMurphy elements. We explain how (we plan) to extend this to many more towers of algebras (what we call multiplicityfree families). This is joint work with Stephen Doty.