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An integral second fundamental theorem of invariant theory for partition algebras
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by Chris Bowman, Stephen Doty and Stuart Martin PDF
Represent. Theory 26 (2022), 437-454 Request permission


We prove that the kernel of the action of the group algebra of the Weyl group acting on tensor space (via restriction of the action from the general linear group) is a cell ideal with respect to the alternating Murphy basis. This provides an analogue of the second fundamental theory of invariant theory for the partition algebra over an arbitrary commutative ring and proves that the centraliser algebras of the partition algebra are cellular. We also prove similar results for the half partition algebras.
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  • Chris Bowman
  • Affiliation: Department of Mathematics, University of York, Heslington, York YO10 5DD, United Kingdom
  • MR Author ID: 922280
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  • Stephen Doty
  • Affiliation: Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60660
  • MR Author ID: 59395
  • ORCID: 0000-0003-3927-3009
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  • Stuart Martin
  • Affiliation: DPMMS, Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Wilberforce Road, Cambridge CB3 0WB, United Kingdom
  • MR Author ID: 270122
  • ORCID: 0000-0002-7424-8397
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  • Received by editor(s): October 28, 2018
  • Received by editor(s) in revised form: July 5, 2021
  • Published electronically: April 1, 2022
  • Additional Notes: The first author was supported by funding from EPSRC fellowship grant EP/V00090X/1.
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  • Journal: Represent. Theory 26 (2022), 437-454
  • MSC (2020): Primary 20C30, 20G05, 20C20
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  • MathSciNet review: 4403137