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Gelfand-Tsetlin theory through the Coulomb lens April 23, 2019 (12:30 PM PDT - 01:30 PM PDT)
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Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
Speaker(s) Ben Webster
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The Gelfand-Tsetlin subalgebra S of U(gl_n) is an important structure in Lie theory which remains underexploited decades after its discovery.  Viewing U(gl_n) as a Coulomb branch gives a surprising new perspective on this algebra which is strongly adapted to S and sheds considerable insight on the Gelfand-Tsetlin modules over gl_n, those in which S acts locally finitely (for example, allowing us to classify the simple modules for the first time).  On the other hand, techniques developed to study G-T modules can be profitably applied to other Coulomb branches.

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