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Title: Graded representations of Khovanov-Lauda-Rouquier algebras
Author: Sutton, Louise
ISNI:       0000 0004 7653 3284
Awarding Body: Queen Mary University of London
Current Institution: Queen Mary, University of London
Date of Award: 2017
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The Khovanov{Lauda{Rouquier algebras Rn are a relatively new family of Z-graded algebras. Their cyclotomic quotients R n are intimately connected to a smaller family of algebras, the cyclotomic Hecke algebras H n of type A, via Brundan and Kleshchev's Graded Isomorphism Theorem. The study of representation theory of H n is well developed, partly inspired by the remaining open questions about the modular representations of the symmetric group Sn. There is a profound interplay between the representations for Sn and combinatorics, whereby each irreducible representation in characteristic zero can be realised as a Specht module whose basis is constructed from combinatorial objects. For R n , we can similarly construct their representations as analogous Specht modules in a combinatorial fashion. Many results can be lifted through the Graded Isomorphism Theorem from the symmetric group algebras, and more so from H n , to the cyclotomic Khovanov{Lauda{Rouquier algebras, providing a foundation for the representation theory of R n . Following the introduction of R n , Brundan, Kleshchev and Wang discovered that Specht modules over R n have Z-graded bases, giving rise to the study of graded Specht modules. In this thesis we solely study graded Specht modules and their irreducible quotients for R n . One of the main problems in graded representation theory of R n , the Graded Decomposition Number Problem, is to determine the graded multiplicities of graded irreducible R n -modules arising as graded composition factors of graded Specht modules. We rst consider R n in level one, which is isomorphic to the Iwahori{Hecke algebra of type A, and research graded Specht modules labelled by hook partitions in this context. In quantum characteristic two, we extend to R n a result of Murphy for the symmetric groups, determining graded ltrations of Specht modules labelled by hook partitions, whose factors appear as Specht modules labelled by two-part partitions. In quantum characteristic at least three, we determine an analogous R n -version of Peel's Theorem for the symmetric groups, providing an alternative approach to Chuang, Miyachi and Tan. We then study graded Specht modules labelled by hook bipartitions for R n in level two, which is isomorphic to the Iwahori{Hecke algebra of type B. In quantum characterisitic at least three, we completely determine the composition factors of Specht modules labelled by hook bipartitions for R n , together with their graded analogues.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council ; Queen Mary University of London
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Khovanov-Lauda-Rouquier algebras ; Z-graded algebras