Qiaochu's answer to this question suggests that the proper way to view the bijection between conjugacy classes and irreducible complex representations of a finite group is via a duality. My question ...
I have recently been studying with colleagues the representation theory of certain finite monoids that come up in probability theory and combinatorics, see Ken Brown's beautiful survey here. These ...
This question is motivated by an attempt to understand what is going on in Tom's post from a certain point of view. Let $\mathbb N^+$ be the free semigroup on one generator (so the positive natural ...
Let W be a Coxeter group with Coxeter generators S. The corresponding 0-Hecke monoid H(W) has generating set S, the braid relations of W and the relations that each element of S is an idempotent. If ...
It seems to me like every book on representation theory leaps into groups right away, even though the underlying ideas, such as representations, convolution algebras, etc. don't really make explicit ...
I have very little knowledge of representation theory, but the following has come up in my summer undergrad research project (relates to conformal field theory and geometric function theory). Suppose ...