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Sum over growing Young tableaux

Let $\lambda_0,\lambda_1,\lambda_2,\lambda_3,\ldots$ be a sequence of Young diagrams, such that each successive diagram is obtained from the prior by the addition of one box (don't forget that the row ...
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Number of standard Young tableaux with fixed corner entry

For a partition $\lambda=(\lambda_1\geq \lambda_2\geq\ldots\geq \lambda_k)$ of $n$, let the set of standard Young tableau of shape $\lambda$ be denoted by $SYT(\lambda)$ with boxes at $(i,j)$ denoted ...
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Representations of S_n induced from centralizers of elements

Does anyone have a reference for a good description of representations of $S_{n}$ obtained by inducing up from $C_{S_{n}}(\pi)$, for some element $\pi$ of $S_{n}$? (I'd prefer an efficient ...
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calculating Littlewood-Richardson coefficients

It is known that if $\alpha,\beta,\gamma$ are three partitions then the Littlewood-Richardson coefficient $c_{\alpha \beta}^{\gamma}$ is positive when the triple ($\alpha,\beta,\gamma$ ) occurs as ...
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Conjectural identities for Young symmetrizers and Young-Jucys-Murphy elements

The following questions I have found in my own notes from about 3 years ago. Unfortunately, I lost much of the context; I believe I made these conjectures reading Okounkov-Vershik, arXiv:0503040v3, ...
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On Applications of Murnaghan Nakayama Rule

This question is crossposted at math.stackexchange here and may be beyond the usual scope of the site. The question is located below. In short, I am looking for an accessible explanation of the ...
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Expression of basis vectors of permutation modules in different bases.

This is a cross-post from math.se, because I did not get any answer there: Write $[n]:=\{1,\ldots,n\}$. For a partition $\lambda\vdash n$, I will write $[\lambda]$ for the Specht module that ...
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Representations of Sym(n) and SL_d

Irreducible representations of the symmetric group Sym$(n)$, and degree-$n$ algebraic representations of SL$_d(\mathbb C)$ for $d\ge n$, can both be classified by Young diagrams with $n$ boxes. ...
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Explicit description of isomorphism when decomposing into irreps

I had a question which is slightly more general than this one on mathoverflow: I am looking for an explicit description of the isomorphism $\mathbb S_\nu(V\otimes W) \cong \bigoplus C_{\lambda\mu\nu} ...
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Categorifying the equality of product and coproduct of symmetric functions

Littlewood-Richardson coefficients are both multiplicities of $GL_n$ tensor products, and of restrictions of $GL_{m+n}$ representations to $GL_m \times GL_n$. I want to turn this equality of numbers ...
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Dimension of spaces of invariants/tableaux functions

The Hook lenght formula gives the number of standard Young tableaux on a given diagram. A variant gives the number of semistandard tableuax. Does there exist a formula for counting "weighted ...
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Interpreting the Garnir relations in terms of the Yang-Baxter equation

One possible construction of the Specht modules goes as follows. Given a partition $\lambda$ of $n$, we can write down Young's seminormal form for the representation of $S_n$ corresponding to ...
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Sym(V ⊕ ∧² V) isomorphic to direct sum of all Schur functors of V

Let $V$ be a finite-dimensional $K$-vector space. Then, the symmetric power $\mathrm{Sym}\left(V\oplus \wedge^2 V\right)$ is isomorphic to the direct sum of all Schur functors applied to $V$ (each one ...
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Is there an account of the algebra of highest weight tensors?

The context for this question is Schur-Weyl duality. Let $V$ be a vector space. For $r>0$ consider $\otimes^rV$. This has commuting actions of the symmetric group $S(r)$ and $G=GL(V)$. My question ...
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A sum involving irreducible characters of the symmetric group

Recently, during the research, I came across a sum, denoted by $H(n,L)$, involving irreducible characters of the symmetric group, \begin{equation} H(n,L)\colon=\sum_{Y_{i,j,w}} ...
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some confusion about the explicit construction of irreducible representations of $S_n$

In this book chapter, the irreducible representations of the symmetric group $S_n$ is given in terms of polytabloids of a Ferrer's diagram $\lambda$, defined as $e_t = \sum_{\pi \in C_t} ...
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Making the branching rule for the symmetric group concrete

This question concerns the characteristic $0$ representation theory of the symmetric group $S_n$. I'm a topologist, not a representation theorist, so I apologize if I state it in an odd way. First, ...
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What is the most general “two in one row for A & in one column for B” theorem?

Let $A$ and $B$ be two Young tableaux, i. e. Young diagrams filled with the numbers $1$, $2$, ..., $n$ for some $n$ (not necessarily the same $n$). (They need not be semistandard.) (a) (Etingof's ...
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Asymptotics of symmetry types of tensors

Introduction Let's fix $m\in \mathbb N$. For each n, the unitary group $\mathbf U(m)$ is represented in the space of tensors of rank $n$ over $\mathbb C^m$ $$V_{n,m}=\bigotimes_{k=1}^n \mathbb C^m$$ ...
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Statistics of irreps of S_n that can be read off the Young diagram, and consequences of Kerov-Vershik

Alexei Oblomkov recently told me about the beautiful theorem of Kerov and Vershik, which says that "almost all Young diagrams look the same." More precisely: take a random irreducible representation ...
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Symmetric Powers, Tableau and Wreath Products

Let V and W be irreducible representations of $S_n$ and $S_m$ over a field of characteristic 0. Then the Littlewood-Richardson coefficients allow us to compute the isomorphism type of the induced ...
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Young's lattice and the Weyl algebra

Let L be the lattice of Young diagrams ordered by inclusion and let Ln denote the nth rank, i.e. the Young diagrams of size n. Say that lambda > mu if lambda covers mu, i.e. mu can be obtained ...