London Algebra Colloquium abstract

The partition algebra and the Kronecker coefficients

Dr Christopher Bowman (Université Paris Diderot—Paris 7), 10th January 2013


The Kronecker coefficients describe the decomposition of the tensor product of two Specht modules for the symmetric group over the complex numbers. We will discuss a new approach to this problem via the Schur–Weyl duality between the symmetric group and the partition algebra.