Oddification of the Cohomology of Type A Springer Varieties

Aaron D. Lauda, Heather M. Russell
2013 International mathematics research notices  
We identify the ring of odd symmetric functions introduced by Ellis and Khovanov as the space of skew polynomials fixed by a natural action of the Hecke algebra at q=-1. This allows us to define graded modules over the Hecke algebra at q=-1 that are 'odd' analogs of the cohomology of type A Springer varieties. The graded module associated to the full flag variety corresponds to the quotient of the skew polynomial ring by the left ideal of nonconstant odd symmetric functions. The top degree
more » ... The top degree component of the odd cohomology of Springer varieties is identified with the corresponding Specht module of the Hecke algebra at q=-1.
doi:10.1093/imrn/rnt098 fatcat:j6d3y36b7nd45p3kahjus5j44e