Combinatorics Seminar: A round trip from crystal bases to integer partitions

Seminar | December 2 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Isaac Konan, Universite de Paris

 Department of Mathematics

The representation theory of Lie algebras occurs as a rich source of partition identities. This started with Lepowsky and Wilson's proof of Rogers-Ramanujan identities via the representation of level 3 standard module for the affine type $A_1^{(1)}$. A good example of identities generator is the $(KMN)^2$ crystal base character formula. Starting from this result, Primc gave two identities on the character of the standard module $L(\Lambda _0)$ for the affine types $A_1^{(1)}$ and $A_2^{(1)}$. In two companion papers with Dousse (on arxiv today), our starting points are the identities given by Primc. In the first paper, we built a family of colored partitions with $n^2$ colors, whose cases $n=2$ and $n=3$ respectively give the Primc partitions for affine $A_1^{(1)}$ and $A_2^{(1)}$. We then related those Primc generalized partitions to another family of combinatorial objects, the generalized Frobenius partitions, and were able to give nice explicit formulas for their generating functions. In the second paper, we moved back to crystal base theory by proving that our Primc generalized partitions were the corresponding objects for the affine $A_{n-1}^{(1)}$. This allowed us to give an explicit non-dilated formula of the characters, not only for $L(\Lambda _0)$ but for all the level 1 standard modules $L(\Lambda _l)$ with $l\in \{0,\cdots ,n-1\}$, as a sum of $(n-1)!$ series with obvious positive coefficients.