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Quotients of Representation Rings

Authors
  • Wenzl, Hans
Type
Preprint
Publication Date
Jan 31, 2011
Submission Date
Jan 31, 2011
Source
arXiv
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Abstract

We give a proof, using so-called fusion rings and q-deformations of Brauer algebras that the representation ring of an orthogonal or symplectic group can be obtained as a quotient of a ring Gr(O(\infinity)). This is obtained here as a limiting case for analogous quotient maps for fusion categories, with the level going to \infinity. This in turn allows a detailed description of the quotient map in terms of a reflection group. As an application, one obtains a general description of the branching rules for the restriction of representations of Gl(N) to O(N) and Sp(N) as well as detailed information about the structure of the q-Brauer algebras in the nonsemisimple case for certain specializations.

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