"Symmetric Functions" (Part 1)

Greta Panova
University of Southern California (USC)

Symmetric Functions are central objects and tools in Algebraic Combinatorics, Representation Theory and the Theory of Special Functions. They often appear in Statistical Mechanics as partition functions. In these lectures we will introduce the basics from formulas to combinatorial models (tableaux, nonintersecting lattice paths and tilings etc) and emphasize important properties. We will end by discussing the limitations and open problems.

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