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Title: The representation theory of diagram algebras
Author: King, Oliver
ISNI:       0000 0004 5347 2167
Awarding Body: City University London
Current Institution: City, University of London
Date of Award: 2014
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In this thesis we study the modular representation theory of diagram algebras, in particular the Brauer and partition algebras, along with a brief consideration of the Temperley-Lieb algebra. The representation theory of these algebras in characteristic zero is well understood, and we show that it can be described through the action of a reflection group on the set of simple modules (a result previously known for the Temperley-Lieb and Brauer algebras). By considering the action of the corresponding affine reflection group, we give a characterisation of the (limiting) blocks of the Brauer and partition algebras in positive characteristic. In the case of the Brauer algebra, we then show that simple reflections give rise to non-zero decomposition numbers. We then restrict our attention to a particular family of Brauer and partition algebras, and use the block result to determine the entire decomposition matrix of the algebras therein.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: QA Mathematics