From quantum integrable systems to algebraic geometry and combinatorics

Grant number: FT150100232 | Funding period: 2016 - 2020



The purpose of this project is to investigate the deep connections that have recently emerged between the study of an area of mathematical physics (quantum integrable systems) and subjects of pure mathematics (enumerative and algebraic combinatorics, and algebraic geometry). These connections have a common root, which this project plans to reveal using novel methods coming from quantum integrability. This approach is expected to illuminate these subjects leading to a new unified and interdisciplinary picture, and to resolve important open problems in the study of certain algebraic varieties and of their cohomology in the theory of symmetric functions, and related counting problems.