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# Oliver Pechenik, University of Michigan – Geometric Methods in Representation Theory

## April 12, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

**Title:** *Crystal structures for symmetric Grothendieck polynomials*

**Abstract:** The symmetric Grothendieck polynomials representing Schubert classes in the K-theory of Grassmannians are generating functions for semistandard set-valued tableaux. We construct a type A crystal structure on these tableaux. Applications include a new combinatorial formula for decomposing symmetric Grothendieck polynomials into Schur polynomials. For rectangular shapes, we give a new interpretation of Lascoux polynomials (K-analogues of Demazure characters) by constructing a K-theoretic analogue of crystals with an appropriate analogue of a Demazure subcrystal. (Joint work with Cara Monical and Travis Scrimshaw.)