- Job Candidate Talk
- Thursday, January 19, 2023 - 11:00am for 1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
- Skiles 006 and Zoom
- Greta Panova – University of Southern California – https://sites.google.com/usc.edu/gpanova/
- Christine Heitsch
Please Note: Refreshments available from 10:30 in Skiles Atrium. Talk will be streamed via https://gatech.zoom.us/j/94839708119?pwd=bmE1WXFTTzdFVDBtYzlvWUc3clFlZz09 but not recorded.
Algebraic Combinatorics originated in Algebra and Representation Theory, yet its objects and methods turned out applicable to other fields from Probability to Computer Science. Its flagship hook-length formula for the number of Standard Young Tableaux, or the beautiful Littlewood-Richardson rule have inspired large areas of study and development. We will see what lies beyond the reach of such nice product formulas and combinatorial interpretations and enter the realm of Computational Complexity and Asymptotics. We will also show how an 80 year old open problem on Kronecker coefficients of the Symmetric group lead to the disprove of the wishful approach towards the resolution of the algebraic P vs NP Millennium problem.