The University of Michigan Combinatorics Seminar
Fall 2006
September 22, 4:10-5:00, 3866 East Hall

When are two skew Schur functions equal?

Peter McNamara

Bucknell University


We present a single operation for constructing skew diagrams whose corresponding skew Schur functions are equal. This combinatorial operation naturally generalizes and unifies all results of this type to date. Moreover, our operation suggests a closely related condition that we conjecture is necessary and sufficient for skew diagrams to yield equal skew Schur functions.