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Date:  Friday, November 11, 2011
Location:  3866 East Hall (4:10 PM to 5:00 PM)

Title:  The shape of a random affine Weyl group element, and random core partitions

Abstract:   I will discuss the "shape" of a random element of an affine Weyl group, where an element is randomly generated by (reduced) multiplication by simple generators. This is equivalent to looking at a random walk in the affine Coxeter arrangement that is conditioned to never cross a hyperplane twice. I will also connect this problem to the shape of random core partitions.


Speaker:  Thomas Lam
Institution:  U. Michigan

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