TY - JOUR

T1 - Brauer algebras of simply laced type

AU - Cohen, A.M.

AU - Frenk, B.J.

AU - Wales, D.B.

PY - 2009

Y1 - 2009

N2 - The diagram algebra introduced by Brauer that describes the centralizer algebra of the n-fold tensor product of the natural representation of an orthogonal Lie group has a presentation by generators and relations that only depends on the path graph A n - 1 on n - 1 nodes. Here we describe an algebra depending on an arbitrary graph Q, called the Brauer algebra of type Q, and study its structure in the cases where Q is a Coxeter graph of simply laced spherical type (so its connected components are of type A n - 1, D n , E6, E7, E8). We find its irreducible representations and its dimension, and show that the algebra is cellular. The algebra is generically semisimple and contains the group algebra of the Coxeter group of type Q as a subalgebra. It is a ring homomorphic image of the Birman-Murakami-Wenzl algebra of type Q; this fact will be used in later work determining the structure of the Birman-Murakami-Wenzl algebras of simply laced spherical type.

AB - The diagram algebra introduced by Brauer that describes the centralizer algebra of the n-fold tensor product of the natural representation of an orthogonal Lie group has a presentation by generators and relations that only depends on the path graph A n - 1 on n - 1 nodes. Here we describe an algebra depending on an arbitrary graph Q, called the Brauer algebra of type Q, and study its structure in the cases where Q is a Coxeter graph of simply laced spherical type (so its connected components are of type A n - 1, D n , E6, E7, E8). We find its irreducible representations and its dimension, and show that the algebra is cellular. The algebra is generically semisimple and contains the group algebra of the Coxeter group of type Q as a subalgebra. It is a ring homomorphic image of the Birman-Murakami-Wenzl algebra of type Q; this fact will be used in later work determining the structure of the Birman-Murakami-Wenzl algebras of simply laced spherical type.

U2 - 10.1007/s11856-009-0095-9

DO - 10.1007/s11856-009-0095-9

M3 - Article

VL - 173

SP - 335

EP - 365

JO - Israel Journal of Mathematics

JF - Israel Journal of Mathematics

SN - 0021-2172

ER -