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P-partition generating functions of naturally labeled posets

Ricky Liu, University of Washington
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
PDL C-38 and via Zoom Link:
Ricky Liu
Ricky Liu


The P-partition generating function of a (naturally labeled) poset P is a quasisymmetric function enumerating order-preserving maps from P to the positive integers. We give several necessary and sufficient conditions for when two posets can have the same P-partition generating function. We also show that the P-partition generating function of a connected poset is an irreducible element of the ring of quasisymmetric functions. The proofs utilize the Hopf algebra structure of posets and quasisymmetric functions. This is joint work with Michael Weselcouch.

Note: This talk begins with a pre-seminar (aimed at graduate students) at 3:30–4:00. The main talk starts at 4:10.

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