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Statistics Seminars: From longest increasing subsequences to Whittaker functions and random polymers

Presented by Neil O'Connell , UCD Dublin

18 October 2017 14:00 in CM221

The Robinson-Schensted-Knuth (RSK) correspondence is a combinatorial bijection which plays an important role in the theory of Young tableaux and provides a natural framework for the study of longest increasing subsequences in random permutations and related percolation problems. I will give some background on this and then explain how a birational version of the RSK correspondence provides a similar framework for the study of GL(n)-Whittaker functions and random polymers.

Contact sunil.chhita@durham.ac.uk for more information