## Study group on Toric and Spherical Varieties## Spring 2018 |
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This working seminar takes place one
Friday out of two from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm in **Room 4214-03** at the CUNY Graduate
Center. All are welcome.

Our goal is to study Toric and Spherical Varieties. This semester's topic is Horn's Problem, and its connections to symplectic geometry, representation theory and algebraic geometry.

Date | Speaker | Title/topic | Ref. |
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February 9 | Bart Van Steirteghem (MEC & GC) | Organizational meeting + Introduction to Horn's Conjecture | [B] |

February 16 | WonGeun Kim (CUNY) | Highest weight theory for GL(n,C) | |

February 23 | Bart Van Steirteghem (MEC & GC) | Horn's Inequalities and Schubert Calculus | [BVW, § 2,3] |

March 16 | Bart Van Steirteghem (MEC & GC) | Schubert varieties and their intersections | [BVW, § 3,4] |

May 4 | Bart Van Steirteghem (MEC & GC) | The symplectic and algebraic geometry of Horn's problem (following Knutson) | [K] |

May 11 | Bart Van Steirteghem (MEC & GC) | Horn's conjecture and tensor product decompositions | |

May 18 | Bart Van Steirteghem (MEC & GC) | Momentum polytopes of projective spherical varieties |

- [BVW] N. Berline, M. Vergne, M. Walter. (2017)
*The Horn inequalities from a geometric point of view*, arXiv:1611.06917v3 [math.AG] - [B] R. Bhatia (2001). Linear Algebra to Quantum Cohomology: The Story of Alfred Horn's Inequalities.
*The American Mathematical Monthly,*108(4), 289-318. doi:10.2307/2695237 - [K] A. Knutson. (2000)
*The symplectic and algebraic geometry of Horn's problem*, arXiv:math/9911088v2 [math.RA]

Organized by

Robert W. Donley, Jr. (rdonley "at-sign" qcc "dot" cuny "dot" edu)

Bart Van Steirteghem (bartvs "at-sign" mec "dot" cuny "dot" edu)

Previous working seminars: Fall 2017 2016-17 organized by RD Spring 2016 Fall 2015 Spring 2015 Spring 2013 Fall 2012 Spring 2012 Fall 2011 Spring 2011

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Last update: 25 February 2018