Combinatorics Seminar 2015

Speaker: Andrew Francis, University of Western Sydney

Date: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

Time: 13:30 - 14:30

Venue: Middle Meeting Room

Title: Affine symmetric groups, coloured diagram algebras and bacterial genome evolution


The inversion process in bacteria arises through the same biological process as knotting, and yet their modelling has been done with totally disjoint toolkits. In this talk I will report on some recent work modelling the inversion process with affine symmetric groups, and briefly report on our progress towards a unified algebraic framework for the biology using coloured diagram algebras.