Further details will be posted here as they become available. You may contact the University of Notre Dame organizer
Alexander DiazLopez (adiaz4@nd.edu). Or you may
contact the University of Illinois organizers
Hal Schenck and Alexander Yong, or the Purdue organizers
Uli Walther
and Saugata Basu or IUPUI organizer Evgeny Mukhin, or the Loyola organizer Peter Tingley or the DePaul organizer Chris Drupieski. Date: April 30, 2016
Location: Department of Mathematics at the University of Notre Dame.Registration is free.
To register, email the local organizer Alexander DiazLopez (adiaz4@nd.edu) by April 15.
Limited travel support is available for graduate students. To apply, email Alexander DiazLopez (adiaz4@nd.edu) by March 10 with: the name of your university, the name of your advisor, a summary of your research interests, a summary of your anticipated travel expenses, and whether you plan to participate in the poster session. Funding decisions will be made by March 15, 2016.
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All talks will be in 127 HayesHealy Center.
There will be a poster session in 125 HayesHealy Center.
Speakers:
Mihai Ciucu (IU Bloomington) Jim Haglund (UPenn) Jenna Rajchgot (Michigan) Dylan Rupel (Notre Dame)Schedule:
Coffee and pastries 910am (Math Lounge, Hurley Hall 255)
Jim Haglund 10:0010:55am Title: Combinatorial Problems Involving Macdonald Polynomials
Abstract: Macdonald polynomials are symmetric functions in a set of variables X which also depend on a partition and two parameters q,t. Long recognized as an important object in algebraic combinatorics, they play an increasing role in several other areas including representation theory, knot invariants, and algebraic geometry . In this talk we give a survey of open combinatorial problems associated to these polynomials.
Dylan Rupel 11:30am12:25pm
Title: Cluster Algebras and the Geometry of Quiver GrassmanniansAbstract: Cluster algebras have risen to prominence as the correct algebraic/combinatorial language for describing recursions and integrality/positivity phenomena appearing in many areas of mathematics. In this talk I will describe a connection between cluster algebras and quiver representations where we will see that recursively computed cluster variables are generating functions describing some geometry of quiver Grassmannians. From here I will describe a combinatorial construction of these cluster variables and discuss conjectural implications of this for the geometry of quiver Grassmannians.
Lunch (see below for details) 12:302:00pm
Mihai Ciucu 2:002:55pm
Title: Lozenge tilings with gaps in a 90 degree wedge domain with mixed boundary conditions
Abstract: We consider a triangular gap of side two in a 90 degree angle on the triangular lattice with mixed boundary conditions: a constrained, zigzag boundary along one side, and a free lattice line boundary along the other. We study the interaction of the gap with the corner as the rest of the angle is completely filled with lozenges. We show that the resulting correlation is governed by the product of the distances between the gap and its three images in the sides of the angle. This provides evidence for a unified way of understanding the interaction of gaps with the boundary under mixed boundary conditions, which we present as a conjecture. Our conjecture is phrased in terms of the steady state heat flow problem in a uniform block of material in which there are a finite number of heat sources and sinks. This new physical analogy is equivalent in the bulk to the electrostatic analogy we developed in previous work, but arises as the correct one for the correlation with the boundary.
The starting point for our analysis is an exact formula we prove for the number of lozenge tilings of certain trapezoidal regions with mixed boundary conditions, which is equivalent to a new, multiparameter generalization of a classical plane partition enumeration problem (that of enumerating symmetric, selfcomplementary plane partitions).
Jenna Rajchgot 3:054:00pm
Title: Three combinatorial formulas for type A quiver polynomials and Kpolynomials
Abstract: A quiver is a finite directed graph and a representation of a quiver is an assignment of vector space to each vertex and linear map to each arrow. Once the vector spaces at each vertex have been fixed, the space of representations is an algebraic variety. This variety carries an action of a product of general linear groups, which acts by change of basis.
I'll focus on the setting where the quiver's underlying graph is a type A Dynkin diagram, and discuss results on the geometry and combinatorics of the associated orbit closures (a.k.a. quiver loci). I'll show that each quiver locus is isomorphic, up to smooth factor, to a patch of a Schubert variety, and explain how orbit closure containment is determined by Bruhat order on the symmetric group. I'll also describe combinatorial formulas for multidegrees and Kpolynomials. This is joint work with Ryan Kinser and Allen Knutson.
Poster session and informal discussions: 4:005:00pm

Lunch: There are numerous lunch options within walking distance, the closest being the restaurants in the LaFortune Student Center, just steps away from HayesHealy. See the attached document for more details.
 Dinner: ~5:15pm We will have a subsidized banquet for registered participants at the Oak Room, Notre Dame. We will walk over from HayesHealy Center at 5:00pm, just after the poster session ends.

Local Organizers: Alexander DiazLopez (adiaz4@nd.edu), David Galvin (dgalvin1@nd.edu), Sam Evens (sevens@nd.edu) Getting to Notre Dame:The South Bend Airport (SBN) is 15 minutes away from Notre Dame; you can then take a taxi from the airport to your hotel (about $20 if your hotel is close to Notre Dame). There is a CoachUSA bus that runs from both major Chicago airports, O’hare (ORD) and Midway (MDW), to Notre Dame for $75 roundtrip .There is an AMTRAK in South Bend (SOB) about 15 minutes away from Notre Dame. You would then need to take a cab or Uber to your hotel. Parking: The closest parking to the math buildings (HayesHealy and Hurley) is the C1 lot, south of the Notre Dame Stadium. The Visitor Lot South, and Bulla Lot are alternative options. Here a local map; the conference is at HayesHealy Center. Lodging: The Ivy Court Inn and Suites (5742776500) and Suburban Extended Stay Hotel(5749684737) are holding blocks of rooms for the nights of the 29th and 30th under the name “ALGECOM” and “Notre Dame ALGECOM”, respectively. Ivy Court is within walking distance of Notre Dame; its price is $99 plus 13% tax per night. Extended Stay (7 minutes drive to Notre Dame) price is $54 plus 13% tax. Please make your own reservations and let us know you have done so. Childcare: Parents attending the conference and looking for childcare may find care.com a useful reference.

