Symmetric Functions and Orthogonal Polynomials

Symmetric Functions and Orthogonal Polynomials
One of the most classical areas of algebra, the theory of symmetric functions and orthogonal polynomials, has long been known to be connected to combinatorics, representation theory and other branches of mathematics. This volume explains developments regarding these connections. It is based on lectures presented by the author at Rutgers University. Specifically, he gives recent results on orthogonal polynomials associated with affine Hecke algebras, surveying the proofs of certain famous combinatorial conjectures.
Publication Date: 
June 1, 1998