Colloquium abstracts

Tanmay Deshpande
TIFR
May 31, 2021

The Springer Correspondence:  Using the Jordan canonical form, the number of conjugacy classes of nilpotent n x n matrices can be seen to be equal to the number of irreducible representations of the permutation group S_n. In this talk, I will give an introduction to the Springer correspondence which provides a deeper geometric understanding of the above numerical coincidence.