Algebraic Combinatorics Seminar - Matthew Satriano

Thursday, September 12, 2019 3:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Title: Combinatorial questions motivated by Invariant Theory

Speaker: Matthew Satriano
Affiliation: University of Waterloo
Room: MC 5417


We begin the talk by discussing a question in Invariant Theory: given a representation $V$ of a Lie group $G$, when if the invariant ring $k[V]^G$ a polynomial ring? We give a conjectural answer which we have verified for $SL_n$ and discuss some combinatorial questions motivated by the proof. This is joint work with Dan Edidin.