Braid Groups pp 195-237 | Cite as

Representations of the Iwahori–Hecke Algebras

Part of the Graduate Texts in Mathematics book series (GTM, volume 247)

In this chapter we study the linear representations of the one-parameter Iwahori–Hecke algebras of Section 4.2.2. Our aim is to classify their finite-dimensional representations over an algebraically closed field of characteristic zero in terms of partitions and Young diagrams. As an application, we prove that the reduced Burau representation introduced in Section 3.3 is irreducible. We end the chapter by a discussion of the Temperley–Lieb algebras.


Young Diagram Simple Module Braid Group Graphical Interpretation Catalan Number 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut de Recherche Mathématique Avancée, CNRS et Université Louis PasteurStrasbourgFrance
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsIndiana University BloomingtonBloomingtonUSA

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