Gurjyot Kaur

(Department of Mathematics, University of Manitoba)

Irreducible Representations of the Symmetric Groups

Date Thursday, February 28, 2019

In this seminar, I begin by introducing a few elementary aspects of the symmetric group Sn and there after I will give a brief discussion on the representation theory with emphasis on the symmetric group.

I will explore an intimate connection between Young tableaux and representations of the symmetric group. I describe the construction of Specht modules which are irreducible representations of Sn, and also highlight some interesting results.